Hello! My name is Francine Louise and thanks for checking out my side project. I am a Fil-Am living with eight(!) other beautiful women in a renovated convent (we ain’t nuns son) located in Seattle, Washington.

As a traditional Roman Catholic, I frequent the Tridentine Latin Mass and on the Myers-Briggs personality test I come out as an INFJ.

My interests include fashion, old school hip hop, and overall being a professional dork.

Here at “flower and crown” you will find my musings. This blog is dedicated to Our Lady and my patrons, particularly St. Therese the flower of Lisieux who leads me along the little way, and St. Maximillian Kolbe who teaches me how to accept the crowns of white martyrdom that define lay life.

Hope you enjoy and feel free to drop me a note! Pax.