“Marguerite of Metola” by William R. Bonniwell, O. P.

October 13, 2022
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Because her father wanted a son, and because she was born deformed, ugly, and blind, little Marguerite was rejected by her parents. It was at the end of the 13th century, in the Papal State of Massa Trabaria in Italy.

Hidden in the paternal fortress, then a recluse in the walled annex of a chapel lost in the mountains, she was abandoned at the age of sixteen in the middle of the town of Metola, and given over to begging.

In spite of everything, Marguerite, of a lively intelligence and receiving much light from Heaven, having been admirably instructed by the chaplain of her parents, conformed to Jesus and was raised to an extraordinary degree of holiness.

In this deformed body, Marguerite had ecstasies, prophesied, and worked miracles. Admitted into the third order of St. Dominic, she worked to convert most of her fellow citizens and her influence went far beyond the town of Metola.

She died there on April 13, 1320 and was beatified by Paul V in 1609. With great talent and liveliness, the author, solidly documented, retraces this moving life and brings out of the shadows this beautiful figure of holiness, so opportune for our appearance-obsessed contemporary world.

This book is a beautiful tribute to the patroness of rejected, killed, and abandoned children. A magnificent life written for readers ages 12 and up.

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