Bishop and Founder of the Visitation Order for Strong Souls in Weak Bodies (i.e. women).
This resulted in twenty convents for the laity. Known as ‘The Gentleman of God’, he was also the best-selling author of ‘Introduction to the Devout Life’, even though the Calvinists were very critical of his tolerance of dancing and jokes.
Article last updated on 25 February 2006
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Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Francis-de-sales: Christian Saint (Christian mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 22 September 2014.