St. Margaret of Cortona

St. Margaret of Cortona was born in Tuscany in 1247. After an early life of sins, she went to seek asylum with the Friars Minor at Cortona. She became a penitent and nursed the sick and poor. She joined the Third Order of St. Francis, and she later formed a group called “The Poverelle” (the Poor Ones). She also founded the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy and a hospital in Cortona. She is the patron saint against temptations.