Proof that medieval churchmen were good at marketing. 😄
This blog post was directly channeled from Sainte-Quitterie.
There are many legends linked to Quiteria.
Sainte Quitterie (in French) is said to have been a young Visigoth princess, who secretly converted to christianity and took a vow of virginity.
Shortly after her conversion, a pagan husband was imposed on her, which she refused.
The young virgin fled. She got caught in Aire-sur-l’Adour, south of France.
Preferring to die than to renounce her faith, she was decapitated in 477.
When her head touched the ground, a miraculous fountain sprang up: today the Fountain of Saint Quiteria.
She then picked up her head and walked up the hill until she collapsed, where the church Sainte-Quitterie d’Aire now stands.
Her bones rest in a sculpted white marble sarcophagus in the crypt of the church.
The catholic myth
In the Middle Ages, the Church recuperated many pagan historical figures to make them martyrs.
Quiteria never converted to catholicism, as has been claimed.
Her story was transformed to make Aire a stopover on the Camino de Santiago.
The myth was a real success throughout Europe, and its relics attracted many pilgrims.
Aire-sur-l’Adour became the seat of a bishopric.
People turned to the saint in case of headaches or rabies.
The true story of Saint Quiteria
Quiteria was born in Aire in 547, into a noble Visigoth family.
At that time, the Visigoths reigned over the southwest of France.
They were arian christians, a branch considered heretical by the catholic church.
From childhood, the young Quitterie developed a special connection with nature. She communicated with the subtle.
At the age of 14, she married a noble Visigoth, with whom she had three children.
At the age of 15, she laid her hands on a neighbor’s child who was suffering from tuberculosis. He recovered in a few hours.
Her talents as a healer quickly attracted the attention of the people.
By the age of 20, she was so well known that many patients came from all over Aquitaine to consult her.
She healed everyone, the poor as well as the rich.
Connected to the divine, she became a spiritual leader over the years.
Quiterie taught to listen to the heart and intuition.
The Visigoth kings consulted her, and were inspired by her advice for important decisions.
Her influence was considerable. She was even revered as a saint during her lifetime.
She died in Aire-sur-l’Adour in 603, at the age of 56.
Her body was placed in the famous white sarcophagus, although it was originally a Roman sarcophagus from the 4th century.
Saint-Quiteria mastered energetics.
Aire-sur-l’Adour is a place particularly nourished by energy.
She discovered the importance of the miraculous spring, which she used to help the sick to heal.
Indeed, its water had and still has high vibrations.
It is drinkable, contrary to what the sign indicates.
The church of Saint Quitterie is built on an ancient Roman temple, later converted into a place of arian worship. In its heart, there is a powerful power point of transformation.
The same is true for the cathedral of Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
Quiteria knew the importance of these two points and often went there.
St. Quiteria teaches us:
- That everyone has a special talent, which can be discovered by listening to our hearts.
- That everyone is worthy of love.
- That we can accomplish our mission by listening to our intuitive guidance.
She offers herself as a spiritual or healing guide.
Who is Saint Quiteria?
The time has come to rehabilitate the saint for who she was: a spiritual and inspired woman, not a catholic martyr.
Her message of unconditional love has spanned the centuries.
She continues to accompany humanity as an ascended Master.