February 4 – Saint Jane of Valois


O My Jesus, Saint Jane of Valois (1464-1505) was born with deformities and she suffered from illnesses throughout her life.  Yet she refused to give into discouragement, and at a very young age she became devoted to the Blessed Mother.  Later, she helped found a religious order whose chief rule was to imitate the virtues of Mary as revealed in the Bible.  I ask Saint Jane to help me by her prayers that I may overcome my unwillingness to discover goodness within my pain and trials.  Lord Jesus, transform my sufferings into greater holiness.  Sanctify me, and help me become a better student of Your Mother’s virtues.  Saint Jane of Valois, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Saint Maria de Mattias (1805-1866)
Feast day February 4

quoteWe are called to labor in the vineyard of Jesus crucified. Oh! What a beautiful honor it is for us to weary ourselves so that souls may be forever happy in the beautiful Jerusalem where Jesus will reunite us one day!”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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