Saint Francis de Sales in Glory (Bishop Ascending to Heaven)

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Francis de Sales was Bishop of Geneva and a Roman Catholic saint. He worked hard to bring Protestants back to Catholicism in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, a society of traditional priests who celebrate the Latin Mass, has Saint Francis De Sales as one of their three primary patrons. Saint Francis is often depicted in art wearing a blue choir dress, and so the approved choir dress for members of the Institute is also blue.

Scottish Catholic Heritage Collections Museum



Saint Francis de Sales in Glory (Bishop Ascending to Heaven)


late 17th C/early 18th C


oil on canvas


H 129 x W 97 cm

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