She was born in 1278 and died in 1320. She was beatified on October 16, 1609. She has not been canonized yet. She is the patron of children of disability, the unwanted, the abandoned, and pro-life groups. A symbol of hers are pearls because of a miracle that happened after her death. The Dominican Fathers decided to preserve her heart because of all of the miracles that has been associated with her after her death. She always said she had something special in her heart. When the Fathers opened her heart, there were three pearl-like beads in her heart. People have thought the three pearls represented faith, purity and nobility.