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Blessed William of Fenogilo

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William was a Carthusian lay-brother at the Charterhouse of Casularum in Lombardy. According to legend he is said to have torn off the leg of a donkey to ward off hostile villagers after which he reattached the leg to the donkey with no ill effects to the animal. Thus he is often depicted in iconography with a donkey. He died around 1205 and was thought of as a thaumatruge. His cult was approved in 1860.

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