April 15, 2019

Frances of Rome

Frances lived from 1384 to 1440. She began with setting aside a certain time for prayer each day. Then she and Vannuzza began to increase the visits they made to the various churches in Rome. Then, to her surprise, she began to have visions during Mass. Her visions often related to various feast days to the saints and other subjects for celebration on the liturgical calendar.

From these experiences came a growth in feelings of charity. She and Vannuzza were daily seen carrying food to the poor and hungry in the city.

Daily Mass remained a continual practice for both of them.

Source: McHugh, Joan Carter, My Daily Eucharist II, (Lake Forest, IL, Witness Ministries, 2004), entry for March 8, with an excerpt from Driven by the Spirit by Daniel F. Stramara, OSB OLIV.


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