Icon of St. Ulphia of Amiens - (1UL10)

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 St. Ulphia of Amiens  (8th Century)

Commemorated on January 31

Saint Ulphia of Amiens is a Christian saint, venerated particularly at Amiens. She was said to be a young girl living on the banks of the Noye in the who became a hermit at what would become Saint-Acheul, near Amiens in the Kingdom of the Franks, under the spiritual direction of Saint Domitius (Domice). At the end of her life, she formed and directed a community of religious women at Amiens.

Legend states that Ulphe placed the frogs in the area around her hermitage (which was built in a swampy area) under interdict as a result of their loud croaking, which kept her awake at nights. Thus, in her iconography, she is depicted as a young nun seated in prayer on a rock with a frog in the pool near her.

A 19th century hagiographer noted that the frogs in the area around the oratory of Saint Ulphe were, indeed, very quiet. However, if these frogs were taken elsewhere, they became boisterous once again.

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    The "Frog Whisperer"

    Posted by Esmee La Fleur on 3rd May 2022

    I love all the saints who seem to have a special connection with God's non-human creatures and are able to communicate with them and get them to cooperate and behave in whatever way is needed. I love the background landscape scenery of this icon and the depth perspective it provides. The color, contrast, and detail are exquisite.

  • 5

    Posted by Maria on 6th Apr 2021

    The Saint Ulphia icon was very nice - clean, hard wood, beautiful colors. And I got an expected surprise - an additional icon of the Hospitality of Abraham as a gift ! I am very happy with my purchase.

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    St. Ulphia of Amiens

    Posted by Dave Stewart-Candy on 21st Nov 2020

    Our icon of St. Ulphia arrived yesterday. It is a beautiful piece and we got her to watch over our beloved little pet toad.

  • 5
    Beautiful icon!

    Posted by Isaac on 21st Sep 2020

    This came through beautifully - thank you! I plan to hang it above a Paludarium housing exotic frogs in it.

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    St. Ulphia Icon

    Posted by Mary Nichols on 21st Jul 2019

    I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find an icon of St. Ulphia since she's not really a well known, mainstream saint. I am so thankful that the people at Uncut Mountain Supply were able to give me a beautiful, well made icon of a saint that is very personal to me.