Oil Dedicated to St Jane Francis de Chantal (Patron for Forgotten People)
St Jane Francis de Chantal (Patron for Forgotten People) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Jane Francis de Chantal, also known as St. Jeanne de Chantal, was a prominent French saint who lived from 1572 to 1641. She is recognized as the patron saint for parents separated from their children due to her personal experiences and her commitment to the virtues of love, compassion, and reconciliation.
Jane was born into a noble family in Dijon, Burgundy, France. She grew up in a devout Catholic household and received an excellent education. At the age of 21, she married Baron de Chantal and together they had six children. However, tragedy struck when her husband killed in a hunting accident, leaving Jane a young widow at the age of 28.
St. Jane Francis de Chantal particularly remembered for her compassionate and understanding nature. She offered comfort and guidance to parents who separated from their children due to various circumstances, including death, distance, or conflicts. Her own experiences as a widow and mother provided her with empathy and wisdom to help others navigate through the challenges of separation.
Jane Francis de Chantal canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church in 1767. Her feast day celebrated on August 12th. Today, she venerated as the patron saint for parents separated from their children. Her life serves as an inspiration for all who face the pain of separation, reminding them to find solace in faith, love, and the belief in God’s providence.