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St. Jane de Chantal

Preparing for the Feast of St. Jane de Chantal

August 12th is the Feast of the Foundress of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, St. Jane de Chantal. To prepare our hearts for this Feast, we are beginning a series of reflections from Saint Jane’s Conferences. How can we progress in the spiritual life? St. Jane guides us with her words of […]

Preparation for the Passion

These weeks of Lent are a time for us to get ready for the Passion of Our Savior Jesus Christ, but how can we best prepare for such a momentous commemoration? St. Jane de Chantal advises us:  We are going to commemorate the Passion of our Savior: let us strive to prepare ourselves for it by […]

Lenten Lessons for Religious

St. Jane de Chantal exhorted her Visitandine Sisters to grow toward perfect holiness by the means given them in their Congregation. She said, “ I can bring nothing before your eyes, in this holy time of Lent, my dear Sisters, nothing I say, more pressing than the obligation we are under of reaching forward to […]