Saint of the Day: Jane Frances de Chantal
French, b. 1572, d. 1641
Wife, mother, nun; placed herself under the guidance of Saint Frances de Sales, and with him founded the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary; a model for growth in the spiritual life
patron of forgotten people, in-law problems, loss of parents, parents separated from children, widows
Jesus Christ is a great lord, rich and powerful, Who doesn’t have necessity for our goods. What gift can we give Him if the whole world is His?… This is the most pleasing gift we can give: a clean heart, contrite and humble. He only wants from us our hearts.
- Read bio at americancatholic.org
- Read bio at EWTN
- Watch / listen Life of the St. Jane de Chantal
- Read Selected Letters of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (archive.org)
- On the Go retreat 30 quotes of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
Humility is the fountain of all other virtues; don’t limit humility, make of it the principal one of all your actions.