St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Jane Frances de Chantal ( 1572-1641).  Born in Dijon, France, she married a French nobleman to whom she bore six children whom she brought up religiously.  After her husband’s death, she placed herself under the direction of St. Francis de Sales and made great progress along the way of perfection, performing many works of charity especially among the poor and the sick.  She founded and wisely directed the Visitation Order.

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