Salvator of Horta

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Salvator von Horta (* 1520 in Santa Coloma de Farners , Spain ; † March 18, 1567 in Cagliari , Sardinia ) was a lay brother of the Franciscan Order and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church .


The shoemaker's assistant Salvator was orphaned at the age of 14 and entered the Franciscan monastery in Barcelona as a lay brother . He was distinguished by deep piety and charismatic graces, which aroused the envy of his confreres, so that he was repeatedly transferred to other monasteries . In 1565 he was sent to the monastery of Santa Maria di Gesú in Sardinia, where he died two years later. Already during his lifetime he was called by holiness and was buried with great sympathy among the population. Pope Pius XI canonized Salvator von Horta on April 17, 1938.

The Barefoot Race ( Corsa degli Scalzi in Italian ) in honor of Saint Salvatore takes place between the end of August and the first Sunday in September. The route runs from Cabras to San Salvatore and back.


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