Saint François de Sales, Gentle Christ of Geneva, the Gentleman Saint, Franz von Sales
Date of Birth:
August 21, 1567
Date of Death:
December 28, 1622
His writing, The Introduction to the Devout Life, is well known throughout the world.
His other writings were instrumental to the devotion of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Francis de Sales (French: Saint François de Sales) (August 21, 1567 – December 28, 1622) was Bishop of Geneva and is a Roman Catholic saint. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly Introduction to the Devout Life, along with his Treatise on the Love of God. His writings on the perfections of the Heart of Mary as the model of love for God influenced Jean Eudes to develop the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.