- Jacoba of Settesoli
Blessed Jacoba of Settesoli (1190–1239) was a follower of
Francis of Assisi. She is also called Jacqueline de Settesoli, or Brother Jacoba, as Francis had named her. Having heard Francis preach, she sought his guidance on how to be charitable. He told her not to abandon her family, so she joined the Third Order of Saint Francis, a community of lay people. When he travelled to Rome, Francis would stay as her guest. At his request, she was present with him at his death. [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0208.shtml Jacoba de Settesoli] at St. Patrick Catholic Church]
Her remains are in the crypt of the
Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, near those of Francis. Her feast day is 8 February.
* [http://www.bspenance.org/FAQ.shtml Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St Francis FAQ] (lists Jacoba at the end)
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