One of the most powerful preachers at the end of the 18th Century was our city's namesake —
. Born in a small town in France, this Roman Catholic Bishop
became a familiar face
in the courts of France's Louis XIV and XV, preaching powerful, down-to-earth sermons without thought of who he might please
or who he might offend. His unwavering zeal and lifelong passion for the poor earned him admiration from both
royalty and common folks alike. Learn more about this great man
and read some of his actual sermons.