A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 25, 2022
“Who’s the patron saint of shopping?"/"St. Francis de Sales.”

"Who’s the patron saint of shopping? St. Francis de Sales” is a riddle that has been printed on several images St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was a Bishop of Geneva.

“Is St. Francis de Sales the patron saint of shopping malls and outlet stores?” was posted on Twitter by Deacon Tom Lang on January 24, 2012. “ I thought Francis de Sales was the patron saint of shopping” was posted on Twitter by Paul Vallely on September 13, 2012. “ A joke from @CatholicMemes today: ‘Who is the patron saint of shopping?’ ‘Saint Francis de Sales’” was posted on Twitter by Maggie Melchior on January 24, 2014. “WHO’S THE PATRON SAINT OF SHOPPING? ST. FRANCIS DE SALES” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Cyndi Marlow on January 25, 2014.


Wikipedia: Francis de Sales
Francis de Sales (French: François de Sales; Italian: Francesco di Sales; 21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is revered as a saint in the Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God.

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Deacon Tom Lang
@DeaconTomLang
Is St. Francis de Sales the patron saint of shopping malls and outlet stores?
8:57 AM · Jan 24, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Paul Vallely
@pvall
Replying to @RevRichardColes
@RevRichardColes @lindasgrant I thought Francis de Sales was the patron saint of shopping
4:53 AM · Sep 12, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Deacon Tom Lang
@DeaconTomLang
Is Saint Francis de Sales the patron saint of shopping malls?  (OK . . . I’ll just stop now.  Ha!)
12:34 PM · Jan 24, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Maggie Melchior
@MaggieMelchior
Replying to @BpDavidRicken
@BpDavidRicken A joke from @CatholicMemes today: “Who is the patron saint of shopping?” “Saint Francis de Sales.” grin Welcome home from DC!
2:13 PM · Jan 24, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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Cyndi Marlow
@embeddedfaith
He he he… Patron #saint of shopping...wocka.., wocka
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
WHO’S THE PATRON
SAINT OF SHOPPING?
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
5:27 PM · Jan 25, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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Sr. Mary Clark, OSB
@SisterMClark
@polkadoterin @comcatholicgrl We always joked that the patron saint of shopping must be St. Francis De SALES! ;->
10:00 AM · May 31, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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Stephen Eguino
@Eguino13
Who’s the patron saint of shopping? St. Francis De Sales #feastday
8:04 PM · Jan 24, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Tioga
@tiogamom1
Who is the Patron Saint of Shopping? ..........St. Francis De Sales.
11:51 PM · Nov 24, 2017·Twitter for Android

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Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC
@FrMatthewLC
Who’s the patron saint of shopping?
St. Francis de Sales 😉😅😂😇 #FeastDay
4:55 PM · Jan 24, 2018·Twitter for Android

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Arlene Kowalczyk
@ArleneKowalczyk
Replying to @DavidHarris707 @ThankachenA and 12 others
Who’s the patron saint of shopping? Francis de SALES
11:00 PM · Feb 4, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Bob Golen
@BobGolen
Who’s the patron saint of shopping?
Saint Francis de Sales
9:28 AM · Nov 25, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Adult Human Female
@AnnieW177
Happy feast of the patron saint of shopping!
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
WHO’S THE PATRON
SAINT OF SHOPPING?
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
8:41 AM · Jan 24, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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Bob Golen
@BobGolen
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
WHO’S THE PATRON
SAINT OF SHOPPING?
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
8:44 PM · Nov 25, 2022·Twitter Web App

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