St. Francesca Romana

9 March

St. Francesca Romana was a wife, mother, and mystic who founded an order of oblates after her husband's death. She died in 1440 and is the patroness of drivers and widows.

Saint Frances of Rome, help us to see the difference between what we want to do and what God wants us to do. Help us to discern what comes from our will and what comes from God's desire. Amen

COLLECT PRAYER

O God, who have given us in Saint Frances of Rome a singular model of both married and monastic life, grant us perseverance in your service, that in every circumstance of life we may see and follow you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.