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Francis of Sales, St Line breaks: St Fran|cis of Sales

Definition of Francis of Sales, St in English:

( 1567–1622), French bishop. One of the leaders of the Counter-Reformation, he was bishop of Geneva 1602–22. The Salesian order (founded in 1859) is named after him. Feast day, 24 January.

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