Saint Adiposa was a woman who decided that a life intentionally cut short by overweight could be consecrated to God. The author of numerous anti-ascetic tracts, her life principal of caloric immolation caused much debate about her status as a martyr but the Council of Trent shelved the matter. A member of the Order of Faithful Fidgettines (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 16, 18).
Tract: booklet, pamphlet.
Immolation: to kill as a sacrifice, especially by fire.