Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12: St. Jane Frances de Chantal


History

Jane grew up in a family where the children were encouraged to talk about their faith in Christ every day. She was kind and good-hearted. After she got married and started having children (four in all), she and her husband worked hard and had enough to share with the poor. Jane would give bread and soup to every hungry person who came to her. Sometimes, people would take her food, then return to the end of the line to get more. But Jane said, "What if God turned me away when I came back to him again and again with the same request?"

Activity

Today, honor Saint Jane Frances de Chantal by taking soup to a food bank that distributes food to the poor. Thank God that He always welcomes your requests, even if you ask the same thing over and over.

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, pray for us!

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