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St. Frances of Rome
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 9 of March, repeating indefinitely
In the fifteenth century St. Frances, among the noble leaders of Rome, showed herself an example of what a Christian wife should be. After the death of her husband she retired from the world and lived in a monastery of Oblates that she had founded at Tor de’Specchi near the Tiber, under the Rule of St. Benedict. God favored her with the visible presence of her guardian angel with whom she conversed familiarly. She died in 1440 and was buried in the church of S. Maria Nuova, which has since been renamed St. Frances of Rome.