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Saint Wilgefortis
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On the female Saint Wilgeforits, also known as Uncumber, whose distinguishing attribute is a full beard.
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Type
Book
Source
Rattay Rathaus
Weight
Kg

Saint Wilgefortis is one of the books available in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

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On Saint Wilgefortis
Wilgefortis, or in the Bohemian tongue, Saint Starosta, was a girl and saint who lived in the land of Portugal at the very end of Rome’s greatness and witnessed great movements of the peoples and the great strife and unrest that the entire continent faced from the barbarian pagans, particularly from the Huns, Goths, and Avars. Starosta was a virtuous girl and did live in love of Christ, but her father, a nobleman, wished to married her to the chief of a pagan tribe in order to gain more land and to please the raiders. The wretched girl, wishing to avoid this unwanted union, began to pray and she prayed to God and to all the saints for so long that she grew a thick beard, the type which old men have, which thus prevented the wedding from occurring. The barbarian chieftan, having seen his would-be bride and her beard, one that not even he would be ashamed of, withdrew from the marriage. But her father was infuriated that the wedding had been called off and he had his daughter crucified, for this all transpired in times when Christians were still persecuted. Starosta, also known as Wilgefortis from a corruption of the Latin virgo (that is, virgin) and fortis (that is, strong), who became the patron saint and protector of all that have been unjustly condemned, never achieved as much fame as other saints. But nonetheless, several statues and paintings that do portray this bearded virgin on a cross can be found.
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