March 9 – Saint Frances of Rome: Patron Saint of Motorists, Lay People, Widows, and Against the Death of Children

Saint St. Frances of Rome: Patron Saint of Motorists and against the Death of Children (Feast Date: March 9)

Extract from Saint Frances Of Rome (Optional Memorial) 1384-1440: “Saint Frances of Rome, or Francesca Busso, was born in Rome in 1384 of a noble family and at the age of 13 she was given in marriage, and had three children. She was devoted to serving the poor, using her family fortune to do so, but then her husband backed the wrong side in a battle between contenders for the papacy. They lost everything, yet she continued to serve the needy, and when her husband died after 40 years of marriage, she entered a religious congregation which she had helped found, and eventually she became its superior. She died while reciting the Office of the Blessed Virgin on March 9, 1440. She is obviously a model for housewives, widows, and religious, but how she got to be a patron of motorists is one of the mysteries of the faith.” See PICTURE of St. Frances of Rome. See also: Frances of Rome (Multilingual), Santa Francisca romana – EWTN (SP), St. Frances of RomePrayer to Saint Frances of Rome.


 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Frances of Rome on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

SUV Crash into Bronx Zoo, N.Y., USA (April 29, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 7 – May 20, 2012.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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