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Zita, Saint
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(1210/1212, Monsagrati – 1278, Lucca). At the age of 12, Zita became a maid in the household of the Farinelli, which she managed superlatively until her death. Her supposedly incorrupt body became an object of veneration in San Frediano shortly after her death; her cult was approved by the local bishop and in 1696 by the papacy. She is the patron saint of servants and the city of Lucca; her vita dates from the 2nd half of the 14th century. Her feast day is Apr 27.


Sources: ActaSS, April III, 1866, 499–527

MartRom 158f.

BHL 2, 1302, no. 9019ff.

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Unterburger, Klaus, “Zita, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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