Book of Saints – Jane of Valois

detail of the rose window of Saint Joan of Valois; c.1880, artist unknown; church of Sauzé-Vaussais, Deux-Sèvres, France; photographed on 29 November 2014 by JLPC; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Blessed) (February 4) (16th century) The daughter of Louis XI of France and wife of Lewis, Duke of Orleans, afterwards King Louis XII. She was divorced by him, or rather her husband obtained a decree of nullity of marriage against her on the ground that he had married her under constraint from her father. Jane then gave herself up to the doing of works of piety and charity, until her death (A.D. 1506). Some years previously she had founded the Institute of nuns known as the Annonciades, and had herself taken the religious habit among them.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Jane of Valois”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2018. Web. 29 January 2022. <>