Annecy House

Annecy House is named after the birthplace of St Francis De Sales.

Saint Francis de Sales was the patron saint of St John Bosco, the founder of the Salesians. Don Bosco named his order of priests after Saint Francis de Sales (Salesians).

St Francis de Sales was born 1567 in the French town of Annecy, and was a patient and dedicated man who had set himself a goal to convert 60,00 people back to Catholicism.

He spent much time with the young on this journey, which won him the respect of adults, and after a three years he had converted 40,000 people back to Catholicism.

He gave spiritual guidance to ordinary people which was not common during his time.

Mr Peter Bermingham – Head of House