Blessed Jacoba of Settesoli
Born 1190
Died 1273
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 8 February

Blessed Jacoba of Settesoli (1190–1273) 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. She was the mother of two sons, grandmother of several children, all of whom she outlived.[1] 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.[2]

Iacopa dei Settesoli 01

Grave of Jacoba of Settesoli

Her remains are in the crypt of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, near those of Francis. Her feast day is 8 February.


  1. Saint Jacoba at Patron Saints Index
  2. Jacoba de Settesoli at St. Patrick Catholic Church

External links

Wikisource-logo.svg "St. Francis of Assisi". Catholic Encyclopedia. 1913. 

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