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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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