Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate-Heart-of-MaryDevotion to Mary’s Heart always flourished in the Church, but its first official approval did not come till the beginning of the 19th Century when Pius VI approved, for certain religious organizations, a Feast for the Most Pure Heart of Mary. The devotion was approved for the universal Church when Pius XII dedicated all mankind to the Heart of Mary in December 1942, following this by the institution of the new Feast of the Immaculate Heart the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St. Jane Frances

Jane Frances ChantalSt. 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)