Francis of Sales[sālz]
Francis of Sales definition by Webster's New World
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Francis of Sales, Saint (1567-1622); Fr. bishop & writer: his day is Jan. 29
Francis of Sales definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, 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.