Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Francis de Laval, Feast Day May 6




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St. Francis de Laval
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The feast day of St. Francis de Laval is celebrated on May 6.

St. Francis de Laval was born in Normandy, France in 1628. He wished to become a priest at an early age. His Father placed him with the Jesuits where he lived for 14 years.

He eventually became the first bishop of New France, (Quebec). He served as Bishop for over 30 years before resigning due to age. He was known for living a holy and simple life, believing in a spirit of poverty. Under his leadership many new schools and churches were opened.

St. Francis de Laval died in 1708 from an ulcer which became progressively worse.

 

Trust the past to the mercy of God; the present o His Love, and the future to His Providence.

Quote of St. Augustine; Feast day August 28

May is the Month of Our Lady.

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