St. Zita was a servant in a large household from the time she was 12 until her death. At first, the other servants scorned her for being so religious: she got up in the night to pray, gave away food to the poor, and went to Mass every day. Over time, though, Zita won their respect with hard work and kindness. According to legend, angels once baked the bread for her when she was late coming back from Mass! as well as simple reading, writing, and arithmetic, and skilled crafts that might relieve their poverty.