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St. Francis De Sales (1567- 1622)

In 13 History on 2011/05/09 at 9:54 AM

Francis belonged to an aristocratic family. He learned rhetoric and humanities from the  Jesuits.  Originally a  lawyer, Francis followed God’s call.

Pope Clement prophetically said to Francis: “Drink, my son from your cistern, and from your living wellspring; may your waters issue forth, and may they become public fountains where the world may quench its thirst.”

In 1594 he volunteered to evangelize in Geneva where the Reformed Faith had been imposed. Risking his life, he journeyed through the canton, preaching constantly and by his zeal, learning, kindness and holiness people responded. He confuted the preachers sent by Geneva to oppose him; he converted prominent Calvinists. Read the rest of this entry »