John Francis Regis

Jean-François Régis, commonly known as Saint John Francis Regis and St. Regis, (31 January 1597 31 December 1640), was a French priest of the Society of Jesus, recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in 1737. A tireless preacher, Regis is best known for his work with at-risk women and orphans.

Saint John Francis Regis
Saint Francis Regis, SJ Preaching. Michel Ange Houasse. Beginning of the 18th-century. Museo del Prado. Madrid. Spain.
Jesuit missionary, priest, saint
Born(1597-01-31)31 January 1597
Fontcouverte, Aude, France
Died31 December 1640(1640-12-31) (aged 43)
Lalouvesc, Ardèche, France
Venerated inCatholic Church
Beatified18 May 1716, Rome by Pope Clement XI
Canonized5 April 1737, Rome by Pope Clement XII
Major shrineLalouvesc, France
Feast10 September; 16 June (on some local calendars)
PatronageRegis University; Regis High School (New York City); Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora, Colorado); lacemakers