Francis de Sales, Saint


Francis de Sales, Saint
Francis de Sales, Saint
Biographical article on the Bishop of Geneva, and Doctor of the Church, who died in 1622

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  • Francis of Sales,Saint — Francis of Sales (sālz, säl), Saint. 1567 1622. French ecclesiastic who maintained in his many writings, such as Introduction to a Devout Life (1609), that spiritual perfection is possible not just for religious contemplatives but also for people …   Universalium

  • Francis of Sales, Saint — ▪ French bishop 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,… …   Universalium

  • Francis de Sales, Saint — 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. He studied in Paris and at Padua and was ordained in 1593. He was consecrated… …   Universalium

  • Francis de Sales — This article is about the Roman Catholic saint. For churches named after him, see Saint Francis de Sales church. Infobox Saint name=Saint Francis de Sales birth date=1567 death date=death date|1622|12|28|df=y feast day=24 January 29 January… …   Wikipedia

  • Francis of Sales — [sālz] Saint (1567 1622); Fr. bishop & writer: his day is Jan. 29 …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Francis De Sales Catholic Church — Infobox nrhp | name =St. Francis De Sales Church Historic District nrhp type = caption = location= Cincinnati, OH lat degrees = 39 | lat minutes = 7 | lat seconds = 47.96 | lat direction = N long degrees = 84 | long minutes = 28 | long seconds =… …   Wikipedia

  • FRANCIS de SALES — (1567 1622) Francis de Sales, a leader in the Catholic Reformation and Roman Catholic bishop of Geneva, declared a doctor of the church and a saint, was noteworthy for his devotional writings, his concern for women s education, and his cofound… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Francis of Sales — (1567–1622)    Saint, Bishop, Order Founder and Devotional Writer.    Francis was born in Savoy of an aristocratic family. He studied law at the Universities of Paris and Padua, but in 1593 he was ordained and he became Provost of Geneva. He… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Francis of Sales — Fran′cis of Sales′ [[t]seɪlz[/t]] fr. [[t]sal[/t]] n. big Saint, 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and writer on theology: bishop of Geneva 1602–22 …   From formal English to slang

  • Francis of Sales — biographical name Saint 1567 1622 French R.C. bishop of Geneva …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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