|Saint Margaret the Barefooted|
|Born||1325, San Severino, Italy|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Patronage||brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows|
Margaret the Barefooted (1325-1395) was born into a poor family in San Severino, Italy.  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.
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