The Book of the City of Ladies - Section 15, III/10-III/19 Summary & Analysis

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Section 15, III/10-III/19 Summary and Analysis

In "About the life of Saint Christine the virgin," St. Christine, the daughter of Urban, is locked in a tower with other maidens because of her beauty. Though the other maidens urge her to worship their idols, Christine refuses, incurring her father's reproaches. Urban beats his daughter when she breaks an idol and gives gold to starving Christians. Angels protect Christine when her father tortures her. When she is thrown into the sea, angels save her, and Jesus Christ baptizes her. St. Christine is returned to prison and tortured, but over three thousand witnesses convert. God joins her at the end of her martyrdom and takes St. Christine to heaven. In "About several saints who saw their children being martyred in front of them," Felicity sees her seven children tortured and martyred before being martyred. Similarly, Julitta...

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