Sara, St

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Sara, St.

A patron saint of Gypsies, especially in France and Western Europe. According to Gypsy lore, she was a maid to Marie Jacobé and Marie Salomé, two sisters of the Holy Virgin. The three Maries (the biblical Marys) are thought to have come to France after the resurrection of Jesus, where Sara met and served them. In fact, she seems to be an adaptation to Christian folklore of the goddess Kali, brought by the Gypsies from India. St. Sara is a local saint at les Saintes Maries de la Mer in the Camargue, France.


Clébert, Jean-Paul. The Gypsies. Hammondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 1967.