Sant'Amorga, whose events traditionally take place in the fifth century, probably lived in the fourth century, undergoing the martyrdom under Diocletian. According to a Passion of the tenth century, it was a beautiful British prince, secretly consecrated to God, who was asked as a bride by the pagan Prince Ereo. In order to prevent his widespread rejection of a war, at the suggestion of an angel who had appeared to her in her dream, she asked her to postpone the decision of three years, hoping that in the meantime the young man to whom she had requested a pilgrimage to Rome, he became a Christian. He then departed for the journey accompanied by eleven virgins (11,000 according to some transcriptions, probably due to the erroneous interpretation of an occasional sign next to the Roman number XI), who came to Rome met with his promise, which had adhered to true faith; together with the Pope. During the return journey, martyrdom suffered along with his companions; according to tradition, through Cologne, which was in the hands of the pagan Huns, Orsola fell victim to Attila's lust, also struck by her beauty and eager to marry her, her refusal was not as compassionate as the Ereo, and made her pierce through arrows after have murdered his companions. Commemoration on October 21st. Colored Etching, Italy 1886

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title: SANTA ORSOLA

subject date: 2017-10-02

caption: Sant'Amorga, whose events traditionally take place in the fifth century, probably lived in the fourth century, undergoing the martyrdom under Diocletian. According to a Passion of the tenth century, it was a beautiful British prince, secretly consecrated to God, who was asked as a bride by the pagan Prince Ereo. In order to prevent his widespread rejection of a war, at the suggestion of an angel who had appeared to her in her dream, she asked her to postpone the decision of three years, hoping that in the meantime the young man to whom she had requested a pilgrimage to Rome, he became a Christian. He then departed for the journey accompanied by eleven virgins (11,000 according to some transcriptions, probably due to the erroneous interpretation of an occasional sign next to the Roman number XI), who came to Rome met with his promise, which had adhered to true faith; together with the Pope. During the return journey, martyrdom suffered along with his companions; according to tradition, through Cologne, which was in the hands of the pagan Huns, Orsola fell victim to Attila's lust, also struck by her beauty and eager to marry her, her refusal was not as compassionate as the Ereo, and made her pierce through arrows after have murdered his companions. Commemoration on October 21st. Colored Etching, Italy 1886

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image century : XIX

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