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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blessed Margaret of Castello, Pray for Us!

Blessed Margaret of Castello is a patron for our day and age. Born as the child of nobility, she was a hunchbacked dwarf, blind from birth. Her parents were ashamed of her and kept her hidden. Once they heard about a shrine in a town a day's journey away. Hoping for a miracle they took her there. When no miracle occurred, they left her in the church, abandoned, and went home. She was nineteen, I think. When the priest closed the church for the night, Margaret had no place to go. She spent the night on the church steps and it was only the kindness of the town beggars that kept her from starving to death and dying of exposure in the weeks and months ahead. Because of her goodness she became beloved by the townspeople. Amazingly, she never blamed or spoke unkindly of her parents. She is the perfect patroness for the abandoned and unwanted and for those with serious physical deformities. Please pray to Blessed Margaret for a special intention in my family. I would particularly appreciate you praying the Prayer for Canonization and include that special intention as the requested favor. May God bless all of you who join me in this prayer.


O God, by whose will the blessed
virgin Margaret was blind from birth,
that the eyes of her mind being
inwardly enlightened she might think
without ceasing on You alone, be
the light of our eyes, that we may
be able to flee the shadows of this
world, and reach the home of never-
ending light. We ask this through
Christ, our Lord.
Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to
the Father.

Prayer for Canonization

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, glorify your
servant blessed Margaret, by granting
the favor we so ardently desire.
This we ask in humble submission 
 to God's Will, for His honor and
 glory and the salvation of souls.


  1. The little patroness of my Dominican vocation! She does work miracles.

    (ahem) Hate to point out a typo, BUT: it's Castello with an A. :)

  2. Oops! thanks for the correction. And I had the book in front of me too. I'll fix it.