Franciscan penitent.Mistress of a nobleman for nine years and having borne him a son she was shocked when her master's dog came whining to her, and led her to his murdered body in the woods.
It must be a Judgment. She gave away all she had and fled to Cortona with her son.
After weeping and praying and fasting and ministering to the sick for three years, the Franciscans deemed she could be admitted as a tertiary.
The lad later became a monk. We don't know what happened to the dog but assume the murderer was caught, or surely his mistress would have been a prime suspect.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1247-1297
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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