Rampalle, Jeanne

Rampalle, Jeanne a French female ascetic of note, was born Jan. 3, 1583, at Saint-Remy; displayed at an early age a tendency to a contemplative life; and when old enough to be admitted to a monastery, joined the Ursulines of Avignon, until, in 1602, she determined to found a home of her own, and established it on the rule of St. Augustine. She then took the name Jeanne de Jesus, provided the constitution and such religious books as she believed her companions to be in need of, e.g. Retraite Spirituelle; Pratique de Devotion, etc., also hymns and songs. She died July 6,1636. See Vie le la Mere Jeanne de Jesus (Avignon, 1751, 12mo). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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