The French Catholic diocese of Annecy comprises Haute-Savoie. Haute-Savoie ( Arpitan: Savouè d’Amont / Hiôta-Savouè) is a French department, named for its location in
From 1535 to 1801 the bishops of Geneva, exiled by the Reformation from Geneva, lived at Annecy. St. Francis de Sales was Bishop of Annecy from 1602 to 1622. This article is about the Roman Catholic saint For churches named after him see Saint Francis de Sales church. From 1801 to 1822, Annecy belonged to the Diocese of Chambéry and Geneva, but was made an episcopal see 15 February, 1822, by the papal bull Sollicita catholici gregis. A Papal bull is a particular type of Letters patent or charter issued by a Pope.
The memory of St. Bernard of Menthon, founder of the hospice of the Grand St. Saint Bernard of Menthon ( Bernard of Montjoux) Born in 923 probably in the Château de Menthon near Annecy, in Savoy; died at Novara Bernard, is still honoured in the Diocese of Annecy. St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal founded the Congregation of the Visitation at Annecy in 1610; at the death of its foundress the convents belonging to this order numbered 87. Saint Jane Frances de Chantal ( Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot, Baronne de Chantal, January 28, 1572 – December 13, 1641 The relics of these saints are preserved in the Church of the Visitation at Annecy. Annecy ( Èneci / Ènneci in Arpitan language is a city in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern The ancient Benedictine abbey of Talloires is near the Lac d'Annecy. Benedictine refers to the Spirituality and Consecrated life in accordance with the Rule of St Benedict, written by Benedict of Nursia in Talloires is a small town and commune of the Haute-Savoie département, in the Rhône-Alpes région of eastern Lake Annecy (French Lac d'Annecy) is a Lake in Haute-Savoie in France.
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