Location on North Colonnade

9. St. Ursula
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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North Curved Arm

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Ursula - Martyr
Died - c.383

Feastday - 21 October

Sculptor - Augustine Cornacchini
The statue was destroyed by lightning 5 October 1753.  It was rebuilt the following year by Cornacchini.

Statue created - 1754
The original was part of a group of 16 statues erected between July and December 1668.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
She is shown wrapped in a large cloak.  Her left hand supports the palm of martyrdom, while her right holds a flag, now fragmentary.

She was among a group of holy virgins who were killed in Cologne. Due to a lack of definite information, her commemoration was omitted from the General Roman Calendar when it was revised in 1969, but kept in the Roman Martyrology 

 10. Clare and 9. Ursula


10. Clare, 9. Ursula and 8. Agatha




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