(burned September 18, 1564, in Doornik)
In addition, a letter to her Parents:1
From the depths of my heart do I greet you, my cherished father and my dearly beloved mother, and all those who are within your house. You will be pleased to hear that I am healthy and constant in spirit, the Lord be eternally praised - and I hope through God's goodness that the same is true for you. Further, I thank you heartily for your friendly greetings written to me, which brought me great joy, hearing how you were and of your good affections. In as a token of remembrance I want to write you something of my imprisonment.
First, the Commissar asked me how old I was when I was baptized. I said: “About 23 or 24.” They asked why I had had that done. I said, [Mk 16:16] because God had commanded it. They asked whether I didn't know that I had been baptized already. I said: “I don't know anything about that, and besides, God did not command that.” They asked whether I had neither godfather nor godmother. I said: “It could be, maybe they've died.” Then they said that they would send some Learned men to me. I said: “You ought to be wise enough to speak with me”; but they insisted on sending someone more Learned. Then they sent the Parish Priest of the Church of Our Lady; he arrived and asked why I had not been in his Church for such a long time, and said that he had no knowledge of me. I replied that I had been keeping myself quietly at home. They asked where my Church____________________