Monday, January 28, 2013

On the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, January 29th

Born21 August 1567
Château de Sales
Duchy of Savoy
Died28 December 1622 (aged 55)
Lyon, France

Beatified8 January 1661, Rome by Pope Alexander VII
Canonized8 April 1665, Rome by Pope Alexander VII
FeastJanuary 29 (local communities and among Traditional Roman Catholics)
AttributesHeart of JesusCrown of Thorns
PatronageBaker, OregonCincinnati, Ohio; Catholic press; Columbus, Ohio; confessors; deaf people; educators; Upington, South Africa;Wilmington, Delawarewriters;journalists

* You can find lots of links, coloring pages, and other information about St. Francis de Sales, at these posts.  from past years.  Happy Feast of St. Francis!
** Oh, and the graphic with the bio information on St. Francis, I adapted from Wikipedias (in the interest of full disclosure... ;0).

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