Chapter 23


1. Eugene Lafont (1837–1908): Renowned Jesuit monk from Belgium.

2. Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902): He was the disciple of Sri Ramakrishna (1836–86) and founder of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission (1897). He was a great proponent of the synthesis of religion with science. Marie Louise Burke (1912–2004) recorded how Swami Vivekananda spoke in his Detroit address about the need for saints like Francis Xavier in India.

3. Francis Xavier (1506–52): One of the founder—Jesuits visiting India, Japan and the Far East; he was a great champion of education in India; a number of his Portuguese followers worked on medicine and botany in India.

4. Joseph Needham (1900–95): Started his career as a biochemist and became famous for his celebrated ...

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