Tuesday, March 9, 2010

St Frances of Rome

9 March is the memmorial of St Frances of Rome. The breviary entry says about her:

"Born in Rome in the year 1384. She was married when very young and gave birth to three children. She lived in troubled times and gave her goods to the poor and tended the sick. She was outstanding in virtue especially in humility, patience and devotion to the needy. In the year 1425 she founded a Congregation of Oblates following the rule of Saint Benedict and died in 1440."

In the life of Saint Frances of Rome, Lord
You gave us an outstanding example
of the married state and of the religious life.
Grant that we may discern your presence
in all the circumstances of our lives,
and follow you to the end of our days.