Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor – January 24th
St Francis de Sales (d. 1622, Lyon, France) (Relics: Treviso, Italy; Annecy, France)
First Class Relics
Basilique de la Visitation
(Basilica of the Visitation)
11 Avenue de la Visitation
74000 Annecy, France
*The remains of St Francis de Sales and St Jane Frances de Chantal rest within two different sarcophagi near the communion rail at the base of the main sanctuary. St Francis de Sales is on the left and St Jane Frances de Chantal is on the right. Each sarcophagus is overlaid with a bronze relief depicting the saint’s image.
Monastero della Visitazione
(Monastery of the Visitation)
Via G. B. Mandruzzato 22
31100 Treviso, Italy
*During the French Revolution the Visitation nuns transferred the heart of St Francis de Sales from Lyons, France to Treviso, Italy. Today this relic remains in Treviso and rests within the church at this monastery. The relic is located on the right side of the nave. If the relic is not visible kindly ask a nun to raise the protective screen.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sacro Cuore di Gesu a Castro Pretorio
(Sacred Heart of Jesus at Castro Pretorio)
Via Marsala 42
*This church is near the Termini Train Station. It was built by St John Bosco and finished in 1887. The church continues to be served by the Salesians.
*A chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Francis de Sales.