A highly sensitive and imaginative child, she very early began to practise asceticism and see visions, and at the age of seven solemnly dedicated her virginity to Christ.
to have met a glorious death in defence of their virginity from the army of the Huns...
She explained it that way to Alex and he thought she might be grieving her virginity.
Among the spurious works of Athanasius is printed a tract entitled About Virginity, ch.
This figure, also known as the vesica piscis, is common in ecclesiastical seals and as a glory or aureole in paintings of sculpture, surrounding figures of the Trinity, saints, &c. The figure is, however, sometimes referred to the almond, as typifying virginity; the French name for the symbol is Amande mystique.