Book of Saints – Wilgefortis

detail of a coloured etching of Saint Liberata, date and artist unknown; Wellcome Library, London, England; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Virgin Martyr (July 20) (Date unknown) The Roman Martyrology describes this Portuguese Saint as ” one who, fighting in defence of her Faith and of her virtue, earned a glorious triumph by dying on a cross.” But historians find it impossible to identify her, and various theories about her are current among the learned.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Wilgefortis”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2016. Web. 7 December 2016. <>