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24 de enero San Francisco de Sales.

by irapuato on 24.1.2013
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St. Francis de Sales
(1567-1622)
St. Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis was sent to Padua to study law. After receiving his doctorate, he returned home and, in due time, told his parents he wished to enter the priesthood. His father strongly …More
St. Francis de Sales
(1567-1622)
St. Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis was sent to Padua to study law. After receiving his doctorate, he returned home and, in due time, told his parents he wished to enter the priesthood. His father strongly opposed Francis in this, and only after much patient persuasiveness on the part of the gentle Francis did his father finally consent. Francis was ordained and elected provost of the Diocese of Geneva, then a center for the Calvinists. Francis set out to convert them, especially in the district of Chablais. By preaching and distributing the little pamphlets he wrote to explain true Catholic doctrine, he had remarkable success.
At 35 he became bishop of Geneva. While administering his diocese he continued to preach, hear confessions and catechize the children. His gentle character was a great asset in winning souls. He practiced his own axiom, “A spoonful of honey attracts more flies than a barrelful of vinegar.”
Besides his two well-known books, the Introduction to the Devout Life and A Treatise on the Love of God, he wrote many pamphlets and carried on a vast correspondence. For his writings, he has been named patron of the Catholic Press. His writings, filled with his characteristic gentle spirit, are addressed to lay people. He wants to make them understand that they too are called to be saints. As he wrote in The Introduction to the Devout Life: “It is an error, or rather a heresy, to say devotion is incompatible with the life of a soldier, a tradesman, a prince, or a married woman.... It has happened that many have lost perfection in the desert who had preserved it in the world. ”
In spite of his busy and comparatively short life, he had time to collaborate with another saint, Jane Frances de Chantal (August 12), in the work of establishing the Sisters of the Visitation. These women were to practice the virtues exemplified in Mary’s visit to Elizabeth: humility, piety and mutual charity. They at first engaged to a limited degree in works of mercy for the poor and the sick. Today, while some communities conduct schools, others live a strictly contemplative life.

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Francis de Sales took seriously the words of Christ, “Learn of me for I am meek and humble of heart.” As he said himself, it took him 20 years to conquer his quick temper, but no one ever suspected he had such a problem, so overflowing with good nature and kindness was his usual manner of acting. His perennial meekness and sunny disposition won for him the title of “Gentleman Saint.”

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Francis de Sales tells us: “The person who possesses Christian meekness is affectionate and tender towards everyone: he is disposed to forgive and excuse the frailties of others; the goodness of his heart appears in a sweet affability that influences his words and actions, presents every object to his view in the most charitable and pleasing light.”

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www.americancatholic.org/features/saints/saint.aspx
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San Francisco de Sales, obispo de Ginebra y doctor de la Iglesia, Lyón, 1622. San Francisco nació en el castillo de Sales, Saboya, el 21 de agosto de 1567, siendo bautizado al día siguiente como Francisco de Buenaventura. Tuvo como patrono y modelo a San Francisco de Asís. A los catorce años, Francisco fue a estudiar a la Universidad de París, donde estudió retórica, filosofía y teología. A los …More
San Francisco de Sales, obispo de Ginebra y doctor de la Iglesia, Lyón, 1622. San Francisco nació en el castillo de Sales, Saboya, el 21 de agosto de 1567, siendo bautizado al día siguiente como Francisco de Buenaventura. Tuvo como patrono y modelo a San Francisco de Asís. A los catorce años, Francisco fue a estudiar a la Universidad de París, donde estudió retórica, filosofía y teología. A los 24 años, obtuvo el doctorado en leyes en Padua y regresó al seno familiar. Fue ordenado sacerdote dos años después, a pesar de la fuerte oposición de su padre. Posteriormente, el santo se ofreció a evangelizar la región de Chablais, donde las condiciones de los habitantes eran deplorables a causa de los constantes ataques de los ejércitos protestantes. La tarea de Francisco no fue fácil, y en los primeros años, el fruto del trabajo misionero era muy escaso. Sin embargo, gracias a su paciencia y su humildad, poco a poco el santo consiguió abundantes números de conversiones, restableciendo nuevamente la fe católica en la provincia. En 1602, Francisco fue elegido como Obispo de Granier. Dos años después, el santo conoció a Santa Juana Francisca de Chantal, y el resultado del encuentro de los dos santos fue la fundación de la Congregación de la Visitación. Alrededor de 1622, el santo fallece, luego de meses de agonía y sufrimiento.
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