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St. Frances of Rome Ceramic Plaque

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Frances of Rome Ceramic Plaque

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[1384-1440], was a faithful and devoted wife for forty years, served the poor, the ill and endured many trials. She founded a community of Benedictine Oblates, which she joined 3 years later after her husband died. She had the gift of healing, visions and revelations and was devoted to her Guardian Angel, whom she often saw (as a child of eight) walking with her. For this reason, she is the Patron of Motorists. She is also the patron of widows. Her feast is March 9.


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St. Frances of Rome

St. Frances of Rome Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/09


Patron Of: Automobile Drivers, Cab Drivers, Death Of Children, Lay People, Motorists, people ridiculed for their piety, Widows

Also known as
    Franziske

Memorial
    9 March

Profile
    An aristocrat by birth, her parents were Paul Bussa and Jacobella de' Roffredeschi. Married at age twelve to Lorenzo de' Ponziani; her marriage lasted 40 years. Mother of three in 1400, 1404, and 1407. Widow.

    Benedictine. Foundress of the Oblates of the Tor de' Specchi (Collatines). Said to have been guided by an archangel only she could see. Spent her life and fortune, both as laywoman and religious, in the service of the sick and the poor, including the founding of the first home in Rome for abandoned children. Dictated 97 Visions, in which she saw many of the pains of Hell.

    On her feast day priests bless cars due to her patronage of cars and drivers. Frances certainly never drove, but legend says that when she went abroad at night, her guardian angel went before her lighting the road with a headlight-like lantern, keeping her safe in her travels.

Born
    1384 in Rome, Italy

Died
    1440 in Rome, Italy; relics at Saint Frances of Rome Church, Rome, Italy; entombed beneath the pavement of the Ponziani sacristy of the Church of Saint Cecilia, Rome, Italy

Canonized
    29 May 1608 by Pope Paul V

Patronage
    automobile drivers
    automobilists
    cab drivers
    death of children
    lay people
    motorists
    people ridiculed for their piety
    Roman housewives
    taxi drivers
    widows



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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