Francis of Sales
biographical name Saint 1567-1622 French R.C. bishop of Geneva

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Francis of Sales — [sālz] Saint (1567 1622); Fr. bishop & writer: his day is Jan. 29 …   English World dictionary

  • Francis of Sales — Fran′cis of Sales′ [[t]seɪlz[/t]] fr. [[t]sal[/t]] n. big Saint, 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and writer on theology: bishop of Geneva 1602–22 …   From formal English to slang

  • Francis of Sales — (1567–1622)    Saint, Bishop, Order Founder and Devotional Writer.    Francis was born in Savoy of an aristocratic family. He studied law at the Universities of Paris and Padua, but in 1593 he was ordained and he became Provost of Geneva. He… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Francis of Sales — /saylz/; Fr. /sannl/ Saint, 1567 1622, French ecclesiastic and writer on theology: bishop of Geneva 1602 22. * * * …   Universalium

  • FRANCIS OF SALES — (1567 1622)    French ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST and MYSTIC whose book Introduction to the Devout Life (1607) is a classic of Catholic SPIRITUALITY …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Francis of Sales — /seɪlz/ (say saylz), /sal/ (say sahl) noun Saint, 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and theologian; bishop of Geneva 1602–22 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Francis of Sales — /saylz/; Fr. /sannl/ Saint, 1567 1622, French ecclesiastic and writer on theology: bishop of Geneva 1602 22 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Francis of Sales,Saint — Francis of Sales (sālz, säl), Saint. 1567 1622. French ecclesiastic who maintained in his many writings, such as Introduction to a Devout Life (1609), that spiritual perfection is possible not just for religious contemplatives but also for people …   Universalium

  • Francis of Sales, Saint — ▪ French bishop also called  Francis De Sales,  French  Saint François De Sales  born Aug. 21, 1567, Thorens Glières, Savoy died Dec. 28, 1622, Lyon; canonized 1665; feast day January 24  Roman Catholic bishop of Geneva and doctor of the church,… …   Universalium

  • Francis of Sales, St. — …   Useful english dictionary

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