Francesca's Name Day

This year Francesca's Name day is on 13th November 2018

Francesca is derived from the Latin, 'from France' or 'a free citizen'.; Francesca has a name day of 13th November and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Frances

Saint Frances, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Hospital managers
  • Emigrants
  • Immigrants

Historically Famous Francescas

Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first citizen of the USA to be canonized, although she was Italian, born in 1850. Her first Order was one of missionary nuns in Lombardy; she was then sent to America by Pope Leo XIII. Once there, Frances founded an orphanage for the children of Italian immigrants at West Park, and hospitals in New York and Chicago. She continued working throughout the American continent in Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica, until her death in 1917 in Chicago.

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Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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