Saint Margaret of Cortona

Saint of the Day:  Margaret of Cortona

Italian, b. 1247, d. 1297
symbol:  dog

patroness of single parents, homeless, temptations, single laywomen, midwives, mental illness, penitents

In times of desolation, God conceals himself from us so that we can discover for ourselves what we are without him.
— Saint Margaret of Cortona

Why two feast days? Usually a saint’s feast day is celebrated on the day of his or her death, or on some other significant date. St. Margaret died February 22 and was canonized May 16.


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