St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church

st-francis-de-salesSt. Francis de Sales was born near Annecy, 1567.  He became bishop of Geneva in 1602.  In union with St. Jane Frances of Chantel he founded the Order of the Visitation.  His life was filled with good works.  He died December 28, 1622.  Pope Pius IX made him a Doctor of the Church.
(Source: Fr. Lasance, The New Roman Missal)

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