Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. MARIA BERTILLA BOSCARDIN

Christian Saint

Also known as Mary Bertilla Boscardin, Anna Francesca Boscardin

Not so silly nun and nurse

Thought by her parish priest to be incredibly stupid, she was known as ‘The Goose’.

However, she wanted to be a nun, come what may. What came was peeling potatoes and working in the laundry, but still, she was a ‘Daughter of the Sacred Heart’.

Eventually she was allowed to nurse children at Treviso, and this seemed to be her true vocation.

When the First World War came she was in the thick of it nursing the wounded whilst under fire. Some supercilious superior nun sent her back to the laundry at some point, but there was such an outcry from the patients she was soon re-installed.

After the war she nursed children in isolation wards. It took some time, but 39 years after her death former patients were still clamoring for her canonization and so it came about.

It seems the Goose was one which could lay golden eggs. They do take a while to incubate.

St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin Facts and Figures

Name: Maria Bertilla Boscardin
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mary Bertilla Boscardin, Anna Francesca Boscardin

Gender: Female
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 1888-1923
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 149

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page