Blessed Margaret of Ravenna
- Also known as
Margarita of Ravenna
Margherita of Ravenna
Marguerite of Ravenna
- 23 January
- Nearly blind.
Pious youth, given to severe, self-imposed austerities.
She attracted followers, and founded a religious community of men and women.
She wrote a separate rule for the community, but the group did not survive her death, the members joining other, established groups.
- at Russi, Italy (near Ravenna)
- 23 January 1505 of natural causes
- never formally beatified or canonized, but a popular devotion developed soon after her death, the devotees referring to her as Blessed
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