Saint Frances of Rome - Widow (1384-1440).
Frances was born in Rome in 1384. Her parents, of high rank, overruled her desire to become a nun, and when she reached the age of twelve, married a Roman noble. Her ordinary food was dry bread, and secretly she would exchange with beggars good food for their hard crusts. Two of her children died young. Saint Frances, widow, founded a Community of Benedictine Oblate nuns and was soon elected Superior.
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