August 18 - Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

At a young age, she married the baron of Chantal and was very happy and had six children. But unexpectedly, a hunter’s arrow killed the baron and left Jane very saddened. She began to pray for someone to guide her life and dedicated her time to her kids and the poor. Later she met Saint Frances of Sales. Following her inspiration Jane and three other young ladies started the Congregation of the Visitation, but before that, she made sure her children would be safe. She had much courage; she opened convents and it seems as though she fought against her own doubts. But she was always at peace.

How do you confront the difficulties of life? Do you lose the peace and have a strong inner strength that God gives you?


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