The Franciscan Family and the new Family of Jacopa Association
St. Francis of Assisi, Friars Minor and Poor Clares in Heaven; devoted to Our Lady and Patroness and adoring Our Creator, the Holy Spirit and Our Savior Jesus Christ.
Blessed Jacopa de'Settisoli Frangipani, the widowed friend of St. Francis of Assisi, the Friars and the entire Order. After the death of St. Francis she became a Third Order Penitent and moved to Assisi from Rome. Her remains are in the Basilica crypt near those of St. Francis and his first members.
Sr. Kathleen Ann with Fr. Thomas Nau, Pastor of The Triumph of the Cross Parish which is the Cathedral parish for the Diocese of Steubenville. Fr. Nau is also the Chaplain for the FJA community.
Sister Kathleen Ann Marshall, FJ makes her Promise to the Church as a Postulant member of The Family of Jacopa Association on February 8, 2014 after Founding the community on September 14, 2012. In February 2013 she was given permission by the Episcopal Vicar for Personnel and Planning in the Diocese of Steubenville to begin "Living the Life of the FJA" and begin to accept members. *** PLEASE see August 25, 2015 update under News and Events tab above.