I was intrigued by this snippet in the diary column of the Guardian. Yesterday, we were told, was

the feast day of Christina the Astonishing, a 12th century Belgian saint who could fly and occasionally lived in holes, ovens, and ponds while preaching.

Clearly I am going to have to do further research, and when I have, I will let you lot know what I have discovered.

2 thoughts on “Astonishing

  1. St. Christina the Astonishing’s biography may be found under her feast day in Butler’s “Lives of the Saints.” She had an equally eccentric friend and abettor, Blessed Mary of Oignies

  2. Is it likely that she ever met St. Poppo (and his burning lance) before both Belgian saints ascended to heaven – as saints are wont to do?

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