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Left to Right: Calvin, Farel,
Little at a time, Francis was able to win back the Calvinists to Catholicism even though he was never able to take his seat in Geneva, a sorrow that followed him for his entire life. However, he did have his own way of getting the Catholic faith back in the minds and hearts of the people...
One of the first things that the Calvinists did was to destroy all of the Crosses that had been erected around Geneva. So, when a rich person came to confession to Francis de Sales, he would give as a penance...you got it...erect a Cross in the place of the one that had been destroyed!
From Calvin to Crosses...quite the journey for the man of God, Francis de Sales!