Born to the Italian nobility. Mother of two sons, grandmother of several children, all of whom she outlived. Widow. Franciscan tertiary. Friend of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi. Legend says that Francis gave her a lamb that followed her back and forth to church, and would wake her in the morning in time for services.
- American Catholic
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Jacoba“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 February 2014. Web. 22 October 2014. <>