Saint Regis is the patron of embroiders, social workers, and lace makers. He was a skilled Jesuit preacher whom evangelized provinces that had fallen to the Huguenots in France. Saint Regis was a controversial figure for his establishment of hostels for prostitutes whom he attempted to establish in lace-making and the embroidery trade. He is also remembered for stationing a granary for the poor which sometimes miraculously refilled. St. Regis' feast day is June 16th.