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Feastday: August 26
Birth: 1773
Death: 1838

Foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross, a disciple of St. Andrew Fournet. Jane was of noble birth, but she committed herself to the service of oth­ers. Her congregation was designed for teaching and hospital service. She died at Le Pay, Poitiers, France, and was canonized in 1947. 


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