of Francis and Jane is optimistic, balanced, heart-centered, and
relational, applicable to many different persons in diverse
circumstances, eras, and lifestyles. It has weathered the test of
time well and continues to inspire us today.
God often sends
others to help us along our path to holiness. Through the unlikely
friendship that developed between Jane de Chantal, a young French
widow and mother, and Francis de Sales, a bishop in sixteenth-century
Geneva, two of the Church’s great saints were formed. And even
today, the fruits of their personal holiness and spiritual friendship
shed light on our own spiritual journey.
questions, a chronology of important dates, and a prayer, each Saints
by Our Side biography will introduce you to compelling models of
holiness and intercessors in our needs.