Member of an impoverished but noble family, she was drawn to religious life from an early age. Pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Anchoress at age 26, living 34 years in a tiny cell at the chapel of Saint Anthony of Padua, Florence, Italy. Received the habit of the Secular Franciscan Order from Saint Francis himself in 1211. Legend says that when a famine struck in the area of her home town, she gave away some beans her uncle had already sold; the next day, after the poor had taken their fill, the storage bins were mysteriously refilled.
- “Saint Veridiana“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 June 2016. Web. 27 October 2016. <>