Born to a noble family in France in the mid-16th Century, St. Francis de Sales, known especially for his writings on practical spiritual direction for lay people, became a Doctor of the Church. In 1609 he published Introduction to a Devout Life, which has been in print ever since. He is the patron of teachers, the deaf, the Catholic press, confessors, educators, and authors. For more about this saint, please click on the image. Peace be with you!