St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis was born in France on August 21, 1567, to aristocratic parents. He had five younger brothers. Francis’ father desired for him to attend college in hopes that Francis would someday be a magistrate. For years, however, Francis felt God calling him to the priesthood, though he never mentioned it to his family.

He attended the colleges of La Roche and Annecy and then studied at the college of Clermont, Paris, under the care of Jesuits…

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