Tuesday, January 24, 2017
24th January - 24th January - Saint Francis of Sales Saint Francis of Sales - Independent Catholic News
24th January - Saint Francis of Sales - Independent Catholic News: Bishop of Geneva. Patron saint of writers and journalists. St Francis was born in Savoy in 1567. A delicate child, he was educated at home first and then studied rhetoric, philosophy and theology at the University of Paris. In 1591 he became a Doctor of Law at Padua. Although he could have had a brilliant career in the world, he refused many opportunities because he wanted more than anything else to become a priest - much to his father's disappointment.