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  1. In 1923, Pope Pius XI named St. Francis de Sales the patron saint of Catholic writers and the Catholic press because of the tracts and books he wrote. He is also the patron saint of the deaf, journalists, adult education, and the Sisters of St. Joseph. His feast day is celebrated on January 24.

  2. Francis de Sales, C.O., O.M. ( French: François de Sales; Italian: Francesco di Sales; 21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a French Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Geneva and is a saint of the Catholic Church.

  3. Saint Francis of Sales, also called Francis De Sales, French Saint François De Sales, (born Aug. 21, 1567, Thorens-Glières, Savoy—died Dec. 28, 1622, Lyon; canonized 1665; feast day January 24), Roman Catholic bishop of Geneva and doctor of the church, who was active in the struggle against Calvinism and cofounded the order of Visitation Nuns.

  4. Jan 24, 2023 · (August 21, 1567 – December 28, 1622) Saint Francis de Sales’ Story Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis was sent to Padua to study law.

  5. Discover Saint Francis de Sales famous and rare quotes. Share Saint Francis de Sales quotations about soul, heart and suffering. "Do not look forward to what may happen..."

  6. Francis de Sales is not as well-known as he should be. Traditionally he has been accepted as a theologian, a mystic, a spiritual writer, a director of souls, the founder of a religious order. Assuredly he has been all these things, and magnificently so. But none of these qualifications is an actual description of him.

  7. May 29, 2023 · Jan. 24 marks the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of writers and Christian unity whose role as a priest and bishop helped bring thousands of Protestants back to the Catholic Church.

  8. St. Francis de Sales. Bishop of Geneva, Doctor of the Universal Church; born at Thorens, in the Duchy of Savoy, 21 August, 1567; died at Lyons, 28 December, 1622. His father, Francois de Sales de Boisy, and his mother, Francoise de Sionnaz, belonged to old Savoyard aristocratic families. The future saint was the eldest of six brothers.

  9. Bishop and doctor (1567-1622)Feast: January 24th. Saint Francis de Sales was born on August 21, 1567, at the Château de Sales in the kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland. He came from a noble family and even as a child he desired to serve God completely.

  10. Named for St. Francis de Sales, the university was founded in 1964 as "Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales" by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales . DeSales has six academic divisions: Business, Healthcare Professions, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing, Performing Arts, and Sciences & Mathematics. [4]

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