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St Francis de Sales icon


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Saint icons inspire us to follow in their path. Saint Francis de Sales is honored as a doctor of the Church and is also the patron saint of Catholic writers and the Catholic press. As a young priest, he singlehandedly took on the arduous task of bringing the Calvinists of nearby Switzerland back to the Catholic Church. After countless doors were slammed in his face, he tried another tactic, slipping little pamphlets he wrote about Catholic doctrine underneath the doors – one of the first instances of religious tracts being used for religious conversion. He is best known for "Introduction to the Devout Life," a book he wrote for to help laypeople in the path of holiness amidst the struggles and demands of their daily lives.