St Frances of Rome


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founder of the Oblates Regular of St Benedict. Though anxious to enter the religious life, she married and was an exemplary wife and mother. In 1425 she founded a society of pious women, not under strict vows, to help the poor; after her husband's death (1436) she entered the community and became its superior. Pius XI declared her patron of motorists. Feast day, 9 Mar.

Subjects: Christianity.

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