Blessed Margaret Castello, Patron Saint of the Poor, Unwanted and Crippled (Feast Date: April 13)
Extract from: Margaret of Castello: “Born a blind, lame, deformed, hunchback midget. When she was six years old, her noble parents walled her up beside a chapel; she could not get out, but could attend Mass and receive the Sacraments. After 14 years of imprisonment, her parents took her to a shrine to pray for a cure. When none occurred, they abandoned her. She became a lay Dominican, and spent her life in prayer and charity. When she died, the townspeople thronged her funeral, and demanded she be buried in a tomb inside the church. The priest protested, but a crippled girl was miraculously cured at the funeral, and he consented.“
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of Bl. Margaret Castello on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Unemployment in the United Kingdom (November, 2011) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 22 – December 5, 2011.
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.
Bl Kateri Tekakwitha Parish: Blessed Margaret of Castello
Catholicism.Org: Blessed Margaret of Castello
Catholic Online: Bl. Margaret of Castello
Lay Dominicans-Fraternities of St. Dominic: Blessed Margaret of Castillo
Marypages: Blessed Margaret of Castello
Net Abbey: Blessed Margaret of Castello
Revolution of Love: Blessed Margaret of Castello: Made Beautiful with Love (1287-1320)
Saints SQPN: Blessed Margaret of Castello
20 Seconds Faster: BLESSED MARGARET of CASTELLO
Wikipedia.Org: Margaret of Castello
Idaho Lay Dominicans: NOVENA PRAYERS in honor of BLESSED MARGARET OF CASTELLO
Art and Images:
AVE MARIA: PICTURES of Bl. Margaret of Castello.
Gloria TV: Blessed Margaret of Castello
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: