Flo spirit

The Flo spirit is our driving force. Being open-minded, altruistic and know when to challenge oneself is what defines our community.

We take it to heart to promote the Flo spirit wherever and whenever we can, through our teaching methods in class, or outside the educational framework during events we organise inside and outside our campus.

The congregation of the missionaries of Saint François de Sales

The first missionaries were priests from the diocese of Annecy, brought together by Father Pierre-Marie MERMIER (1790-1862) in order to go from parish to parish and promote the church’s evangelical mission aimed at reviving the faith after the troubles of the French Revolution.

The first missionaries were priests from the diocese of Annecy, brought together by Father Pierre-Marie MERMIER (1790-1862) in order to go from parish to parish and promote the church’s evangelical mission aimed at reviving the faith after the troubles of the French Revolution.

In 1838, this group formed a religious congregation under the patronage of St. François de Sales, a bishop and apostle in this region from 1602 to 1622.

The new congregation was approved both by the bishop of Annecy, Monsignor Pierre-Joseph REY and the King of Sardinia, His Highness Charles Albert. (Savoy was not French until 1860.)

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Saint François de Sales

Saint François de Sales was born in 1567, five years after the death of Calvin.

He was ordained as Bishop of Geneva in 1602, three days before the famous Escalade that marked the final independence of the city from Charles-Emmanuel, the Duke of Savoy. He died in 1622 on returning from a diplomatic mission.

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