St. Francis Xavier (1506 - 1552) was a care-free Spaniard who became a Jesuit priest after meeting St. Ignatius of Loyola. He became a missionary in India and the Far East, devoting the rest of his life to spreading the Good News. Legend tells of him losing his cross in the ocean and a crab returned it to him. He blessed the crab and to this day, such crabs have cross patterns on their shells. St. Francis is the patron saint of foreign missions. His feast day is on 3 December.