Saint Jane of Valois

[Saint Jane holy card]Also known as

  • J√©hanne de France
  • Jeanne de Valois
  • Joan of France
  • Joan of Valois
  • Queen Jane
  • Queen Joanna

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Born a princess, the daughter of King Louis XI of France and Charlotte of Savoy. Cousin of Blessed Louise of Savoy. Deformed at birth and sickly through her life, she early developed a devotion to Our Lady, and the praying of the Angelus. Married at age 9 for political reasons to Louis, Duke of Orleans. Believing it her duty, she developed tender feelings for him, prayed for him, and praised him to others; when he because King Louis XII, he had their marriage anulled. Made Duchess of Berry (in modern France) which province she ruled. With her Franciscan spiritual advisor Blessed Gabriel Mary, she founded the Order of the Annonciades, whose chief rule was to imitate the virtues of Mary as described in the Bible.

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  • “Saint Jane of Valois“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 February 2014. Web. 24 September 2014. <>