Aug 12: St Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641)

jane francesJane Frances Fremiot was born in Dijon France in 1572.  She was happily married to Christophe de Chantal and bore him four children.  Her husband was killed in a hunting accident.  Nine years later, with the help of her spiritual director, St Francis de Sales, she founded the Order of the Visitation, which was dedicated to works of charity among the sick and poor.  She died in 1641. – CTS New Daily Roman Missal 2012, p 2904

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