From Catholic Commons
This article is for births, deaths, and events in the year 1553.
- January 8 - Bl. José Anchieta, SJ departs Portugal for Brazil
- February 17 - The tomb of St. Francis Xavier is opened and his body found incorrupt
- July 9 - The Jesuit Province of Brazil is established and Fr. Manuel da Nóbrega, SJ is named its Provincial