"This is the story of a missionary [St. Francis Xavier] who died alone on a desolate island within sight of the land of his life's dream, unaware that he had forever changed the face of Christianity.
During the age of exploration, the world began to shrink as more and more Europeans journeyed far from home where they met the peoples of Africa and the Americas, India and the East. While the historys of exploration and globalization tells of murderous mistakes and tragic ignorance, one man's encounter with the diverse world looms large as one of compassion, invitation, and grace.
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Liam Neeson and filmed on location in the footsteps of the Jesuit missionary, Xavier
features stunning scenery from Rome, Spain, Paris, India, China, and Japan as well as interviews with world-renowned historians and theologians. Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier, this film tells the story of the life & work of the most successful missionary since St. Paul. Also has special features including an interview with Avery Cardinal Dulles S.J., a "Behind the Scenes" Photo Gallery, and "The Making of" featurette.
Widescreen Edition. Length: 80 minutes.