August 18 – Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Jane was a young woman of a well-off family and married the baron of Chantal, Christopher. They loved each other dearly and had six children. But the baron died in a tragic accident. Jane not only forgave the one who caused the accident, but also became the godmother of one of his children. Jane visited the poor and sick and was company for the dying men and women. She met Saint Francis of Sales, who guided her later to found the Order of the Visitation with other young women. Jane opened convents and was courageous and strong to confront all kind of difficulties.

What difficult occasion could you take advantage of to get closer to God?


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