St. Columbanus is one of the great Irish missionaries of Europe. Born in 543, in Leinster, St. Columbanus became a monk. Later, with twelve companions, he left Ireland for continental Europe, preaching there and founding several monasteries.
St. Frances was born in Rome in 1384 to a wealthy family. Although she wanted to become a nun, her father had her marry a nobleman. She was the mother of three children and spent her time serving the sick and the poor. She also founded the Oblates of Mary, a lay order of women.