Thursday, October 21, 2010

St. Ursula


In the ninth century was discovered in Cologne, Germany, in a sixth-century church, a coiled section that begins: "Martyrdom of Ursula and 11,000 virgins."

It is a document that includes the martyrdom of these virgins into the site on which he built a beautiful church.

In "Passion" theatrical invented to tell his story, you can see that they came from England with Ursula, daughter of the king, escape the pagan Saxons were invading the country.

When his ship arrived at Cologne, Attila the terrible was about time there with the Hun.

Attila, hard, strong, very passionate temper and wanted to marry the beautiful girl Ursula. The others were turned over to his soldiers that violate or do whatever they wanted with them.

But the bully did not expect the response of these girls. When approached them and made their proposals, they replied in unison with the most emphatic denial that you can imagine.

Enraged Attila ordered the killing of the hardest way possible.

Throughout the Middle Ages ran from village to village, a romance which told the story of these martyrs. He had an incredible success.

The Institute of Angela Merici, Ursuline, took it as the patron of their apostolic works.
Thanks to a cemetery discovered in Cologne, he could see the remains of these brave girls who preferred to die rather than offend the Lord. His relics abound in many temples.

The cult of St. Ursula and her companions soon spread, and many churches were erected in his honor.

In the thirteenth century adopted it as the patron Sorbonne and the same happened at the Universities of Coimbra and Vienna.

References: Catholic.Net