In 1765, Jeanne Antide Thouret was born in the Sancey-le-Long in the Doubs department in France. At the age of 15 years, Jeanne Antide was left to maintain the household after the death of her mother. Seven years later, Jeanne left to join the Daughters of Charity in Paris where she remained until 1793, when the French Revolution resulted in the banning of religious communities.

She returned to her home, committed to carrying out the mission instilled in her by St. Vincent de Paul: caring for the sick, the wounded, and the poor, education of children, supporting priests who sought refuge from persecution, and gathering people together in prayer.

She traveled across Switzerland and Germany, tending the sick with an itinerant community of religious. In 1799 she returned to Besançon, France where she opened a school, a dispensary, and a soup kitchen.

In 1810, she moved to Naples where she was responsible for the Hospital of the Incurable and where she and her sisters visited the poor and sick in their homes.

Jeanne Antide died in Naples in 1826 and was canonized in 1934 by Pope Pius IX.