After her beloved husband died in a hunting accident, Jane Frances de Chantal dedicated herself to her children. In 1604, Jane met Saint Francis de Sales. They cultivated a friendship, and he became her spiritual director. Together, they founded the Visitation Order for women to live in a spirit "of profound humility toward God and of great gentleness toward the neighbor." She founded 86 monasteries in her lifetime.
Feast Day: December 12
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