Book of Saints – Jane Frances

detail of a portrait of Saint Jeanne de Chantal, date unknown, artist unknown; swiped off the Wikimedia web siteArticle

(Saint) Widow (November 21) (17th century) Jane Frances Fremiot, born at Dijon in Burgundy (January 23, A.D. 1575), was early married to the Baron de Chantal, a nobleman of rank equal to her own; but losing him through a fatal accident while hunting, she thenceforth gave herself up entirely to a life of prayer and of works of charity. In the year 1610, guided and encouraged throughout by her friend and spiritual father, Saint Francis de Sales, she founded the Order of Nuns of the Visitation, which quickly spread in France and neighbouring countries. Saint Jane’s last years were passed in the enduring of intense suffering of body and mind. She went to her rest at Moulins, December 15, A.D. 1643. Her remains were translated to Annecy in Savoy, the cradle of her Order. There she rests near Saint Francis, in the crypt of a stately church.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Jane Frances”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2016. Web. 17 January 2019. <>