13 April 2013

Blessed Margaret of Castello

13 APRIL 2013. Today the Order of Preachers celebrates Blessed Margaret of Castello, a Lay Dominican and virgin, who is the patroness of the unwanted and abandoned.

Blessed Margaret was born at Citta de Castello, Italy in 1287. Blind from birth and abandoned by her parents at an early age, she faithfully placed her trust in God and lived under the Rule of Penance of the Order of Saint Dominic. She had great compassion for the poor and especially cherished the mystery of the Incarnation. She died at theage of thirty-three on 13 April 1320.

Blessed Margaret, pray for us!

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