Deafness / Francis de Sales, 1567–1622,
Feast Day: January 24

A priest with great influence on the laity, Francis wrote the most popular spiritual book of the seventeenth century, Introduction of the Devout Life. He is credited with inspiring a resurgence of faith in France and Switzerland. At a time when the deaf were considered mentally deficient, he developed a method of teaching the catechism to a deaf man by using his own set of symbols and sign language.

Other patronages: Catholic Press, editors, journalists, writers

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  1. Katie Scott Says:

    P.S. I did not know how much space I had in your comment box so I did not use proper paragraphs, etc.. 🙂 Katie Scott

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