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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 involved in secular pursuits.
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Francis of Sales(seɪlz; French sal)
(Biography) Saint. 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and theologian; bishop of Geneva (1602–22) and an opponent of Calvinism; author of Introduction to a Devout Life (1609) and founder of the Order of the Visitation (1610). Feast day: Jan 24
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Fran′cis of Sales′(seɪlz; Fr. sal)
Saint, 1567–1622, French ecclesiastic and writer on theology: bishop of Geneva 1602–22.
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