Saint John Francis de Regis is celebrated: learn the story of this holy priest and a prayer

Saint John Francis de Regis was a 17th century French Jesuit priest known for his dedication to pastoral ministry and his missionary work among the poor and marginalized. He was born on January 31, 1597 in the Languedoc region, France. After completing his studies, He entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained a priest. in 1631.

Saint John Francis dedicated himself mainly to the ministry of preaching and the reconciliation of sinners. He spent much of his life missioning in rural and remote areas of Francewhere he cared for those in need, He preached popular missions and fought against ignorance and superstition.

What is the history of Saint Francis de Regis


Saint Francis of Regis stood out for its compassion and its ability to draw people to faith Christian. In addition to his missionary work, Juan Francisco also worked in the foundation of houses reception and hospitals to help those in need. He died on December 31, 1640 in La Louvesc, France, at the age of 43 years. He was canonized by Pope Clement XII in 1737.

The Feast of San Juan Francisco de Regis is celebrated on June 16 in the Catholic liturgical calendar, remembering his holy life and his dedication to the service of God and of others, especially most needy.

Saint John Mary Vianney and Saint Marcellin Champagnat were great devotees of hisand attributed to his intercession to be able to overcome the obstacles that made it difficult for them to enter the seminary.

Prayer for Saint John Francis de Regis


You, Lord, who granted to Saint John Francis de Regis
the gift of faithfully imitating the poor and humble Christ,
Grant to us also, through the intercession of this saint,
the grace that, faithfully living our Christian vocation,
Let us imitate the perfection that you propose to us in the person of your Son,
who lives and reigns with you, forever and ever.

Amen.


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