She lived in Rome at the beginning of the 14th hundreds.
Francesca Ponziani belonged to an aristocratic family and accepted to get married even if she wished to undertake the monastic life.
She was renewed for the care and asistence she paid to the sick and humble people.
She manage to accomplish her family duties and find time to assist the needy and pray.
After her husband passed away she finally took the votes.
Her home was in Trastevere but the places associated to her are the monastery of Tor de Specchi and the church of Santa Francesca Romana near the coliseum. She died in the monastery of Tor de Specchi in 1440.
Since 1464, March 9th was dedicated to Santa Francesca Romana celebration.
The people she met required her to be made saint right away due to her incredible behaviour, qualities and religiosity.
Surprisingly she was only made saint by pope Paul V in 1608, even if her cult was honoured by the Romans since her death. Her tomb, located in the church of Santa Maria Nuova (now Santa Francesca Romana) soon become an important place of worshipping.