It’s a very moving story about this saint. Servant in a wealthy Italian family, she used to collect the leftovers from her employer’s table in her apron after each meal, in order to give to the poor. One day, her boss, who was of a suspicious nature, threatened her with the worst of punishments, and asked her to open her apron. When she did – flowers fell from it.
In olden days, the market place in Bastia was strewn with myrtle branches that members of the gardeners society went traditionally to cut in the village of Furiani.
Source: Zia Antonia Porte–Bonheur Traditionnel (tex...Read More