Meu Deus, Eu Te Amo

Author: St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary saint of the Roman Catholic Church, was the son of Don John Giasso and Donna Maria d'Azpilqueta y Xavier; he was born at the castle Xavier, near Pampeluna, Spain, on April 7, 1506, and is known to history by his mother's name. At the age of eighteen he entered the University of Paris, where in due course he graduated, and then devoted himself to teaching. It was here that he became acquainted with Ignatius Loyola the founder of the Jesuits, who was then planning the colossal work which he afterwards accomplished. Xavier became one of the first nine of Loyola's converts, and the most enthusiastic of the little band. The date of the formation of the Order of the Jesuits is given as Aug. 15, 1534, and t… Go to person page >

Translator: Jaci C. Maraschin

Teaches in Curso Ecumênico de Mestrado em Ciências da Religião, Instituto Metodista de Ensino Superior Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Meu Deus, eu te amo, não porque
Title: Meu Deus, Eu Te Amo
Latin Title: O Deus, ego amo Te
Author: St. Francis Xavier
Translator: Jaci C. Maraschin (1962)
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 JUERP. All rights reserved.