Saints related to Patron-of-confessors

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  • St. Alphonsus di Liguori
    St. Alponsus Liguori was born in Italy in 1696 and became a lawyer at a young age, but later left his profession to become a priest. He became Bishop, founded the Redemptorists and was a very prolific writer.
  • St. Francis de Sales
    St. Francis de Sales was born in Savoy (France) in 1567. He was ordained a priest and sent to Chablais to try to restore Catholicism; there he converted thousands. At the age of 35, he became bishop of Geneva and he two works which would be considered masterpieces, Introduction to the Devout Life and Treatise on the Love of God.
  • St. John Vianney
    The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney was born near Lyons, France in 1786. He was assigned to the parish in Ars, where he worked tirelessly to convert his parishoners, who had all but stopped practicing the Faith. He was successful and his reputation for sanctity grew, so that by the end of his life, he spent 16-18 hours a day hearing confessions.