segunda-feira, fevereiro 20, 2006


20 February- Feast Day of St Paula the Bearded. She prayed for a beard to discourage the attentions of a young man, and her prayers were promptly answered. St Wilgefortis, whose feast day is 20 July, was the daughter of the King of Portugal, who wished her to marry the King of Sicily. She had taken a vow of virginity, prayed for a beard which turned off her suitor, and was crucified by her father. 'Preposterous!' snorts one hagiographer. A bearded female saint carved on the front porch of Westminster Abbey used to be supplicated by women tired of their husband's sexual demands.
Depois da santa Wilgefortis, as mulheres portuguesas nunca mais se livraram da fama de terem buco...