St. Jane Frances Fremiot was born in France and was married to Baron de Chantal. She made her house the model of a Christian home. On the death of her husband, with the assistance of St. Frances se Sales, she founded the Order of the Visitation, of which she became the first superior.
(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)
St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, was born in Burgundy, in 1091. He was at once a reformer of the monastic life, a preacher of the Crusade, a Doctor of the Universal Church, a worker of miracles, a peace-maker between kings, princes, and peoples, the oracle of Popes, and the champion of the Roman See against schisms and heresies. The mortal frame of the saint, consumed by penance and by sickness, could scarcely contain his soul on fire for the glory of God.
The apparition of Mary at Fatima scheduled for the 13th had been interrupted by the abduction of Jacinta, Francisco and Lucy by the local government officials. After two days of threats without the children revealing the secrets or recanting their story, they were released. On the afternoon of August 19th they were in the pastures of the Cova da Iria with their flock of sheep when Our Lady appeared to them again.