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Thursday, 27 August 2015

27th August - Margaret the Barefooted

Margaret the Barefooted (1325 – 1395)

Patron of brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse & widows

Born into a poor family in San Severino, Italy, Margaret was married at 15 and suffered abuse from her husband for years because of her dedication to the Church and to helping the poor and sick. She walked barefooted as a beggar to better associate herself with the poor. She died widowed of natural causes.