León, Guanajuato.- San Francisco de Sales is the patron saint of journalists. He was a writer who was born in 1567 in Savoy, he sought the transmission of evangelical truth. During his childhood his mother narrated the Catechism to him and at the age of 14 he entered the University of Paris.
He was an outstanding young man in rhetoric and philosophy, in the end he decided to dedicate himself fully to the knowledge of Theology and consecrated himself to God. At the age of 24 he obtained a Doctorate in Law and in 1593 he was ordained a priest. He preached in many cities and participated in the reconquest of Chablais.
His writing career was very important, because through his lyrics he managed to get many faithful closer to religion, elaborating a series of pamphlets of the Doctrine of the Church. Thanks to his work, the number of conversions increased and reestablished the Catholic faith in the province.
It was Bishop of Geneva for 21 years and died in 1622. His last word was the name of Jesus.
The saint was enlightened by God, he founded the Order of the Visitation to lead girls to the sources of holiness.
The aforementioned work is dedicated to any baptized person. Francisco de Sales is also considered the patron saint of the deaf and dumb
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Along with Saint Francis de Sales, the Catholic calendar remembers other saints and blesseds. This is the complete list of today’s saints:
- Saint Exuperantius
- Saint Felician, Bishop
- Saint Sabinian
- Saint Xenia
- Blessed Maria Poussepin
- Blessed Paula Gambara Costa
- Blessed Timothy Giaccardo