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Bl. Jacoba
February 8, Blessed


Source: Catholicsaints.info



Franciscan tertiary


SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Born on 1190 at Torre Asturias, Italy to the Italian nobility. Mother of two sons, grandmother of several children, all of whom she outlived. Widow. Franciscan tertiary. Friend of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi. Legend says that Francis gave her a lamb that followed her back and forth to church, and would wake her in the morning in time for services.

Died on c.1273 of natural causes and buried at Assisi near Saint Francis.

 








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