Anfractua was the Fidgettine missionary that converted Dragomira from paganism (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 18).


Anfractuous: Full of windings and intricate turnings; tortuous[1].

Bowen wonders if Bellairs was thinking of a play on fractious ("inclined to make trouble; peevish[2]") – “which might be a good satirical name for a missionary.[3]"


  1. Wiktionary: Anfractuous
  2. Wiktionary: Fractious
  3. Correspondence with Charles Bowen.
1. The True History of St. Fidgeta, Virgin and Martyr

Santa FidgetaLitany of Saint FidgetaApotheosis of Saint Fidgeta

Order of Faithful Fidgettines
AdiposaAnfractuaDragomiraLatifundiaRegina Coeli LaetarePudibunda