Saint John Francis Regis - Jesuit missionary (1597-1640).
Saint John Francis Regis was born at Fontcouverte, in January, 1597, of a noble Catholic family. From his tenderest years he showed evidence of uncommon sanctity by his innocence of life, modesty, and love of prayer. After being educated by the Jesuits, when he was nineteen years old he decided, with the approbation of his confessor, to enter the Society of Jesus at Toulouse.
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