St Jane Frances de Chantal

Some quotes from St Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641)

Feast Day August 12th.

Hold your eyes on God

And leave the doing to Him.

That is all the doing

You have to worry about.



Must you continue to be your own cross?

no matter which way God leads you,

You change everything into bitterness

by constantly brooding over everything.

For the love of God,

replace all this scrutiny,

with a pure and simple

glance at God’s Goodness.


In prayer, more is accomplished by listening than by talking.