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Feastday: August 27
Patron of brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows
Birth: 1325
Death: 1395

Wife and model of charity. She was born into a poor family at San Severino, Ancona, Italy. Married at fifteen, she suffered through ill treatment from her husband with prayer, while begging alms for the poor and sick. She walked as barefooted as the lowliest beggar.


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