Celebrating Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Feast of St. Ursula and Her 11,000 Virgins

October 21st

Feast of St. Ursula and Her 11,000 Virgins

St. Ursula is believed to have been a British princess who fled with her maiden companions to avoid an unwanted marriage. The Huns captured and martyred St. Ursula and her maidens at Cologne, where a cathedral was raised in their honor. The virgin company, whose number was greatly overstated from 11 to 11,000 by medieval folklore, are the patrons of girls’ schools.