Margaret the Barefooted

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Saint Margaret the Barefooted
Born 1325
San Severino, Italy
Died 1395
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast August 27
Patronage brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows

Margaret the Barefooted (1325–1395) was born into a poor family in San Severino, Italy.[1] She was abused by 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 in 1395 of natural causes.[2]

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