New Vatican Stamp of St Francis de Sales


The Vatican will issue a new  postage stamp on November 23, 2017, the Holy See Press Office announced October 31, 2017.

A 2.55-euro stamp celebrates the 450th Anniversary of the birth of Saint Francis de Sales.

Saint Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church, is one of the fathers of modern spirituality and influenced the most important figures of the 1600s in Europe. He brought back many faithful separated from the Catholic Church by speaking about the love of God. Many religious congregations took inspiration from him, including the Salesian Family founded by Saint John Bosco, who chose him as patron of his efforts, both because he was one of the most venerated Saints in the Piedmont region of Italy, and because he incarnated the principles of loving kindness, optimism and Christian humanism that became the foundation of the teaching methods of don Bosco. Francis de Sales was beatified in 1662, and canonized by Pope Alexander VII just three years later. Marco Ventura portrays him in the style of an antique stained glass window, with his pen in hand, since he is patron of journalists and writers.

St. Francis de Sales is the Founder of the Order of the Visitation.

Source: Zenit

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