Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Saint of the Day – August 12 – Saint Jane Frances de Chantal – Patron Saint of Forgotten people, widows and parents who are separated from their children

The Feast of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Patron Saint of Forgotten people, widows and parents who are separated from their children

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal brief life History

Date of Birth 28 January 1572
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Founded the Visitation order for women who were rejected by other orders because of poor health or age. She was also an excellent manager of the estates of her late husband, as well as of her father-in-law
Place of Work Dijon, France
Date of Death 13 December 1641
Place of Death Visitation Convent in Moulins, France
Feast Day 12 August
Beatification Pope Benedict XIV on 21 November 1751
Canonization Pope Clement XIII on 16 July 1767
Patron Saint of Forgotten people, widows and parents who are separated from their children

Daily Catholic Quote Description

Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.

St. Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon, France, on 28 January 1572. She married the Baron de Chantal when she was 21 years.
Baron de Chantal was accidentally killed by an arquebus while out hunting in 1601 and so became a widow at age 28 with four children. She never remarried. She chose chastity until death.
She forgave her husband’s killer and therefore got the blessings from God to start her religious life where she founded the Congregation of the Visitation in Annecy, France.

Today’s Catholic Quote: Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him

Jane Frances de Chantal
Jane Frances de Chantal