Location on North Colonnade

47. St. Frances of Rome
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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North Constantinian Wing

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Frances of Rome
Born - 1384
Died - 9 March 1440 in Rome

Feastday - 9 March
Canonized - 1608 by Pope Paul V

Statue Installed - c.1703

Sculptor - Jean-Baptiste Theodon
He received for three statues, which were created before August 1703, a total compensation of 260 scudi, ie. 80 for each statue and 20 for attributes.
This work belongs to the late activity of the artist, who repeatedly worked at the Vatican Basilica during his stay in Rome

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
She is shown with traditional attributes, her guardian angel holds the book of memoirs that she dictated. The guardian angel was a special attribute since she claimed that he was visible to her.

St Frances was a wife, mother, mystic and a Benedictine Oblate. She founded the Olivetan Oblates of Mary, a confraternity of pious women not under religious vows.


Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

49. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi

48. George

47. Frances of Rome

46. Cecilia

Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

47. Frances of Rome
on Far Right


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