December Dates Significant to the Visitation Sisters


visitandinesDecember 8, 1602: Episcopal ordination of St. Francis de Sales in the church of his baptism in Thorens

December 13, 1641: death of St. Jeanne de Chantal at the Visitation de Moulins

17 December 1887: birth of the servant of God Mother Maria Angélica Alvarez Icaza in Mexico City

December 18, 1593: priestly ordination of St. Francis de Sales.

December 27, 1673: 1st of the 3 great apparitions where Jesus reveals his Sacred Heart to St Margaret Mary

28 December 1592: Jeanne-Françoise Frémyot’s wedding with Baron Christophe de Rabutin Chantal

December 28, 1622: Death of St François de Sales in the house of the gardener of the Visitation of Lyon

End of December 1862: A letter from the Visitation of Annecy invites all the Order to show more zeal to spread the devotion to the Heart of Jesus. Shortly after, at the Visitation of Bourg-en-Bresse, the Community invites Sr Marie of the Sacred Heart to seek how to respond to this call of the Lord.

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