St Odilia Author:Fr. Bernard C. Mischke O.S.C. Odilia, whose unknown earthly life this historical novel proposes to reconstruct, is one of the eleven virgins martyred at Cologne shortly after 300 A.D. The event was later poetized in the well-know legends of St. Ursula and her companions. — St. Odilia, virgin and martyr, has been venerated as patroness of the Order of the Holy Cross (Crosiers)... more » since the end of the thirteenth century. How that came to be is treated in the later part of this book.
Part One: St. Odilia's Story: Her First Life
Part Two: St. Odilia's History: Her New Life« less