St. Margaret of Cortona had a sad past and Cinderella-story start to life. Her mother died when she was young, and Margaret ran off with a man to escape her stepmother and father. Unfortunately her husband wasn’t a Prince Charming. After he was murdered, she and her son eventually returned home. She joined the Third Order of St. Francis and spent the rest of her life devoted to prayer, penance, and taking care of the poor and sick.