Voyages from I to Thou.

Location: Skellig Michel, Ireland

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Requited waters are the clearest

St. Julian’s Well, within the precincts of the Austin Friars at Ludlow (Co. Rutland, England), is, I imagine, like St. Julian’s Church, Shewsbury, dedicated in honro of St. Juliana, the virgin martyr of Nocodemia, who bound and scourged her demon-tempter, quenched the fire prepared to burn her with her tears, and arose unurt and refreshed from a boiling cauldron, and thus may have been considered a patroness of healing waters.

- Robert Charles Hope, “The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England” 1893


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