Xaverius Society

Xaverius Society This is the name of a missionary society founded in 1822 by some laymen at Lyons, in honor of Francis Xavier. This society is found all over the globe. Its income was, in 1869, five millions and a half in francs. See Aloys, Statist. Jahrbuch der Kirche, 1:179-182; Marx, Generalstatistik der Kathol. Vereine (Trier, 1871). (B.P.)

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