Blessed Frances d’Amboise – Feast Day – November 4 2023

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Blessed Frances d’Amboise was the Duchess of Brittany who founded the first monastery of the Carmelites in France in 1463.

She was born on May 29 1427 in Château de Thouars, France.

She died on November 4 1485 at the age of 58 in Nantes, France.

We celebrate her feast day on November 4 every year in the Catholic Church.

Blessed Frances d’Amboise Biography

Date of Birth

May 29 1427

Place of Birth

Château de Thouars, France

Place of Work


Date of Death

November 4 1485

Place of Death

Nantes, France

Feast Day

November 4


Beatified by Pope Pius IX on July 16 1863

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Blessed Frances d’Amboise Life History

Blessed Frances d’Amboise was the daughter of Louis d’Amboise, Viscount de Thouars. She grew up in the courts of Brittany.

She married Peter II, Duke of Britanny at age 15; she was betrothed to him at the age of four. It was not a happy marriage, and Peter sometimes abused her but Frances softened Peter over the years and he assisted in her charitable work.

She established a Poor Clare convent at Nantes, France working for the canonization of Saint Vincent Ferrer.

Frances supported the Dominican convent at Nantes. She was widowed in 1457 and devoted herself to religious life.

Frances joined the Carmelite nuns at London on 25 March 1468 AD making her final vows in 1469.

She was a spiritual student of Blessed John Soreth where she worked in the infirmary for a while and was elected prioress for life in 1473. She is considered the foundress of the Carmelite nuns in France.

Bl. Frances d’Amboise
Bl. Frances d’Amboise

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