ST. REGIS – Patron of Social Worker/Lace maker
Son of a wealthy merchant, John Francis Regis joined the Jesuits at age 18. Dedicating himself to prayer, Regis dedicated himself to the poor and sick, as well as women and orphans. His openness and honesty led to many conversions, and he continued to travel and preach until his death.
b.1/31/1597 Languedoc, France d.12/31/1640 Dauphine, France
Patronage: Lace makers, Embroiderers, Medical social workers
Feast Day: June 16
Memorial Day June 16