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