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Saint Jane De Chantal icon, Handmade Greek Catholic Orthodox icon of St Jane, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque religious decor

Saint Jane De Chantal icon, Handmade Greek Catholic Orthodox icon of St Jane, Byzantine art wall hanging wood plaque religious decor

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This handmade orthodox icon is a lithography with double varnish layer to ensure vivid colors and waterproof properties depicting St Jane de Chantal is a god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value.


Jane Frances de Chantal (Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot, Baronne de Chantal; 28 January 1572 – 13 December 1641) is a Catholic saint, who was beatified in 1751 and canonized in 1767. She founded the religious Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary.[1] The order accepted women who were rejected by other orders because of poor health or age.[2] When people criticized her, Chantal famously said, "What do you want me to do? I like sick people myself; I'm on their side." During its first eight years, the new order also was unusual in its public outreach, in contrast to most female religious who remained cloistered and adopted strict ascetic practices.


Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon, France, on 28 January 1572, the daughter of the royalist president of the Parliament of Burgundy, Bénigne Frémyot and his wife, Margaret de Berbisey. Her paternal uncle was the prior at Val des Choux.[3] Her brother André became the Archbishop of Bourges (1602–1621).


Her mother died when Jane was 18 months old. Her father became the main influence on her education. She developed into a woman of beauty and refinement.[4]


Baroness

Having turned down two prior suitors, in 1592, she married the Baron de Chantal when she was 20 and they lived in the feudal castle of Bourbilly. There they hosted hunting parties and other entertainments for the neighboring nobles. Their first two children died shortly after birth. When her older sister Margaret died, the baroness brought her three small children to Bourbilly. She and her husband subsequently had a son and three daughters. Baron de Chantal was occasionally away from home on service to the king. Chantal gained a rep

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