Salesian Week 2017-Celebrating 450 Years of St Francis de Sales

For the 450th anniversary of the birth of François de Sales, the themes of the conferences relate to the life and work of Saint Francis de Sales


From 20/08/2017 to 27/08/2017

Basilica of the Visitation, Annecy, France


Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 August 2017

Daily Schedule

10h Mass

15h-16h45 Adoration at the crypt 11h15 Conference

5 pm Celebration of the Word 3 pm-5 pm Adoration at the Crypt

And Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 17:20 Evening Prayer – Vespers

Sunday 28 Blessing of the city 6 pm Conference

Sunday 20 August: Mass presided by Bishop Yves Boivineau
Sunday, August 27: Mass presided by Bishop Emmanuel Gobilliard, Auxiliary Bishop of Lyon

During the week: Presidency and preaching by the priest speaker of the day (12mn broadcast on RCF Haute-Savoie)


They are held in the basilica of the Visitation, from Monday to Saturday in the morning at 11:15 after mass and resumed in the evening at 18:00. Duration of the lectures: 30/35 minutes followed by 10 to 15 minutes of exchanges.

Monday 21st Francois de Sales, child and student (crises of Paris and Padua): Michel TOURNADE, osfs

Tuesday 22 François de Sales, provost and on mission in Chablais: Yves CARRON, msfs

Wednesday 23 François de Sales, educator (and / or communicator): Thierry MOLLARD, osfs

Thursday 24 François de Sales, founder of the Visitation: Sister Marie-Christophe ZUANON, vsm

Friday 25Francois de Sales, bishop: Bernard PODVIN, psfs

François de Sales as a whole in his episcopate: an actuality of a holiness and a passion

Saturday 26 François de Sales, spiritual director: Emmanuel BLANC, psfs

Special days

Tuesday: Chablais pilgrimage
Wednesday: day of the universal mission
Thursday: Jubilee Day
Friday: health pastoral day
Saturday: Pilgrimage of the company Saint Francis de Sales (Daughters of St Francis de saless)

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