Saint Jane Married
King Louis XI arranged a marriage of Saint Jane with Louis, the Duke of Orleans. He was Saint Jane’s second cousin and heir to the throne. Saint Jane suffered even more after she married Louis. Her husband hated her and insulted Saint Jane in public in the most humiliating ways.
Saint Jane loved her husband, nonetheless, and tried to be a loving wife. When her husband was disgraced and imprisoned, Saint Jane worked diligently to have him released.
Saint Jane’s Marriage Annulled
In spite of Saint Jane’s faithfulness to her husband, he applied to Rome to have his marriage annulled after he was raised as king of France becoming Louis XII. Saint Jane was humiliated in front of the entire country of France.
Saint Jane accepted her divorce in silence, remaining humble and imitating the Blessed Virgin. She thanked God for giving her the freedom to serve the Blessed Mother as she always wanted to do.