Jeanne, daughter of a cloth merchant, founded the institute of the "Sisters of St. Anne of Providence" (French: Sœurs de Sainte-Anne, Servantes des pauvres de la Providence de Saumur) in 1704 . The congregation is primarily dedicated to caring for orphans and elderly people in need. Johanna vom Kreuz, so her religious name, was by Pope Pius XII. Beatified in 1947 and canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 31, 1982 . Her feast day in the liturgy is August 17th .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Johanna of the Cross|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French founder of the order, Catholic saint|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 18, 1666|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Saumur|
|DATE OF DEATH||17th August 1736|
|Place of death||Saumur|