Benedictine nun and healer. Although married for 40 years she still went in for the moldy bread, coarse clothing and piety routine.
She must have been delighted when there was a Great Schism in 1413 and her husband was banished, his estate confiscated, her eldest son detained and the house pulled down. Finally she had something serious to pray for.
When it was all restored, her husband was so pleased he gave her permission to found the Oblates Monastery for Nuns.
She could not join herself until her husband died, but very shortly after he was gone she set off barefoot to the monastery with an identification card round her neck to beg admittance.
At last, this was the life! Humiliation, poverty and prayer for the rest of her days. Bliss.
Nowadays, for reasons beyond our control, she is the Patron Saint of Car and Automobile Motorists, Cab and Taxi Drivers, Widows and Dead Children. It doesn’t get more grimly unfortunate than that.
St. Frances of Rome Facts and Figures
Name: Frances of Rome
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 1384-1440
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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