If you are unfamiliar with his life read here.
I find the story of St Francis Xavier and the early Jesuits truly amazing.
What the Church needs today is an Order of men who will be willing to travel to the ends of the earth, for the sake of the faith, risking everything for the good of souls. Men who will defend the faith of the Catholic Church, even to the point of laying down theire lives. Who be absolutely loyal to the Pope and the Holy See. Who will inspire in others the same kind of committment, so that when persecution comes they too will stand strong.
He converted thousands and using Latin to celebrate the sacraments too!
Well, the Jesuits are meeting in Rome to pray before electing a new Superior General.