Janey's Name Day

This year Janey's Name day is on 21st August 2017

Janey is derived from the Hebrew, 'Jehovah has favoured' or 'John'.; Janey has a name day of 21st August and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Jane

Historically Famous Janeys

Jane is one of the feminine forms of John, so a Jane or Joan might take one of the many St Johns for her patron. There is, however, a very attractive St Jane whose life might be an inspiration for any woman because it combined marriage and motherhood with great holiness and administrative skill. Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641) was a well-born frenchwoman of Dijon. She married when she was 20, and had four children; unfortunately, after eight happy years, she was widowed. She later began to develop her spiritual life under the direction of St Francois de Sales. Three years later, he asked her to become the Superior of a new Order for women which would foster the vocations of widows like herself, or women whose age or health would not permit them to join other, more austere orders. Therefore, Jane became the foundress of the Order of the Visitation; it grew so fast that there were 80 houses by the time she died. Jane was the grandmother of that bubbly woman of letters, Madame de Sevigny; according to St Vincent de Paul, Jane was 'one of the holiest people I have ever met on this earth' .

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Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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