March 9, 1440, Rome
Canonized:1608, Rome by Pope Paul V
Santa Francesca Romana Church, Romea
Benedictine oblates; automobile drivers
MYSTIC AND BENEFACTOR OF THE SICK AND POOR
On the death of her husband (1436) she retired among her oblates at Tor di Specchi, seeking admission for charity's sake, and was made superior. On the occasion of a visit to her son, she fell ill and died on the day she had foretold. Her canonization was preceded by three processes (1440, 1443, 1451) and Paul V declared her a saint on 9 May, 1608, assigning 9 March as her feast day. Long before that, however, the faithful were wont to venerate her body in the church of Santa Maria Nuova in the Roman Forum, now known as the church of Santa Francesca Romana.
(Taken From Catholic Encyclopedia)