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Published On: Mon, Jul 29th, 2013

Martyrs –Wendelinuta

Martyr- Wendelinuta

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When the light of the Gospel having successfully spread over the Netherlands, the pope instigated the emperor to commence a persecution against the Protestants; when many thousand fell martyrs to superstitious malice and barbarous bigotry, among whom the most remarkable is Wendelinuta!

Wendelinuta, a pious Protestant widow, was apprehended on account of her religion, when several monks, unsuccessfully, endeavored to persuade her to recant. As they could not prevail, a Roman Catholic lady of her acquaintance desired to be admitted to the dungeon in which she was confined, and promised to exert herself strenuously towards inducing the prisoner to abjure the reformed religion. When she was admitted to the dungeon, she did her utmost to perform the task she had undertaken; but finding her endeavors ineffectual, she said,

[gn_pullquote align=”left”] “Madam, you know not what you say; for with the heart we believe to righteousness, but with the tongue confession is made unto salvation” [/gn_pullquote]

 “Dear Wendelinuta, if you will not embrace our faith, at least keep the things which you profess secret within your own bosom, and strive to prolong your life.” To which the widow replied, “Madam, you know not what you say; for with the heart we believe to righteousness, but with the tongue confession is made unto salvation.” As she positively refused to recant, her goods were confiscated, and she was condemned to be burnt. At the place of execution a monk held a cross to her, and bade her kiss and worship God.

[gn_pullquote align=”right”] “I worship no wooden god, but the eternal God who is in heaven”[/gn_pullquote] 

To which she answered,”I worship no wooden god, but the eternal God who is in heaven.”

She was then executed, but through the before-mentioned Roman Catholic lady, the favour was granted that she should be strangled before fire was put to the fagots. 

Abad of Jesus Christ,
 
 Stulo Robinson.S.

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