Handicapped People / Margaret of Castello, 1287–1320, Feast Day: April 13

Blind, lame, and a dwarf, Margaret was hidden away by her parents, landed nobles. Since she liked to pray, she was sent to live in a chapel in the woods. When she was twenty, her parents took her to a Dominican convent to seek a miraculous cure. When none came, they deserted her there. She helped out in the daycare center run by the nuns. Beloved by the townspeople, she is credited with curing a crippled girl upon her death.

Other patronages: right-to-life movement; unwanted people

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