DELAUNAY Elie, Saint François de Sales remet la règle à sainte Jeanne de Chantal, Paris, Musée du Louvre.

Many congregations, organizations, and institutions are inspired by the spiritual legacy of Saint Francis de Sales, but Francis himself founds only one order. It is in the year 1610 when Saint Francis de Sales founded the Order of the Visitation of Saint Mary in Annecy together with Saint Jeanne de Chantal. Afterward, and very soon in the 17th century, other congregations that had Francis de Sales as their patron saint was founded, but the Visitation, starting in Annecy and soon spreading in the kingdom of France and other countries are the only one founded by the bishop.

We are delighted that the order of the visitation will also be present at the congress in Rome this fall and that a sister of the visitation will come to tell us about the foundation of her order and the Franciscan inspiration.