St. Zita of Lucca

St. Zita of Lucca Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/27


Patron Of: Against Losing Keys, Butlers, Domestic Servants, Homemakers, people ridiculed for their piety, Rape Victims, Single Women, Waiters

Also known as
    Sitha
    Citha

Memorial
    27 April

Profile
    At age twelve she became a domestic servant for a family in Lucca, Italy, a position she kept all her life. She often gave her own food, and sometimes that of her master, to those poorer than herself, which caused her great trouble in the household.

Born
    1218 at Monsagrati near Lucca, Italy

Died
    27 April 1272 at Lucca, Italy

Canonized
    5 September 1696 by Pope Leo X and Pope Innocent XII (cultus confirmed)

Patronage
    against losing keys
    butlers
    domestic servants
    homemakers
    housemaids
    lost keys
    maids
    manservants
    people ridiculed for their piety
    rape victims
    servants
    servers
    single laywomen
    waiters
    waitpersons
    waitresses



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All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 

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