Venerable Francesca Farolfi

Also known as

  • Maria Chiara Serafina of Jesus


Daughter of Uttilia Santandrea and Frederick Farolfi. Educated in Borgo Tossignano, Italy and Ravenna, Italy. Worked as a teacher. Drawn to the religious life, on 28 October 1875 she made her vows, taking the name Maria Chiara Serafina of Jesus. Founder of the Missionary Franciscan Clarists of the Blessed Sacrament on 1 May 1898.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Francesca Farolfi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 April 2015. Web. 21 October 2016. <>