The Kongolese Saint Anthony

The history of a movement that developed around the figure of Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita, a Kongolese woman who claims to be possessed by Saint Anthony of Padua, against the violence of the slave trade, which ends with Dona Beatriz’s burning at the stake in 1706.

[Thornton, John K. The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.]