St. Ursula

St. Ursula Feast Day:
Tridentine Calendar - 10/21


Patron Of: Catholic Education, Educators, Holy Death, School Children, Students, Teachers

Profile
    Legendary princess, the daughter of a Christian British king. She travelled Europe in company of either 11 or 11,000 fellow maidens; it is believed that the 11,000 number resulted from a misreading of the term "11M" which indicated 11 Martyrs, but which a copyist took for a Roman numeral. Ursula and her company were tortured to death to get them to renounce their faith, and old paintings of them show many of the women being killed in various painful ways. Namesake for the Ursuline Order, founded for the education of young Catholic girls and women.

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