Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Saint Bertha of Blangy – Saint of the Day – July 4

 Saint Bertha of Blangy Biography

Saint Bertha of Blangy Profile. Born: 7th century in France, Europe. Worked in Blangy, Artois, France. Died: 725 AD in Blangy, Artois, France. Feast Day is celebrated on July 4.


The Memorial of Saint Bertha of Blangy – Saint of the Day

Saint Bertha of Blangy Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

7th century

Country of Birth

France of Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Married



Place of Work

Blangy, Artois, France

Date of Death

725 AD

Place of Death

Blangy, Artois, France.

Feast Day

July 4


Beatified by N/A


Canonized by Pre-Congregation

Patron Saint of


Saint Bertha of Blangy Biography

Saint Bertha of Blangy was the daughter of count Rigobertus and Ursanna,(who was the daughter of the king of Kent, England). Bertha married Siegfried a noble and cousin to the king. She was a mother of five, after her husband died in 672 she built a convent.

Daughter of Count Rigobert, the Mayor of the Palace under King Clovis II before Ebroin. Her mom Ursana, was the little girl of the King of Kent (in England).

At twenty years old Bertha wedded Siegfried or Sigfrid, a connection of the king. When her significant other Siegfried passed on in 672, after about twenty years of marriage and five little girls, Bertha was resolved to turn into a Religious. In the year 682 or 685 Bertha had established a cloister at Blangy, Artois (presently Blangy-sur-Ternoise). She withdrew there with her two oldest little girls, Deotila and Gertrude. Later, her girl Deotila succeeded her as Abbess, when Bertha resigned to carry on with the life of a hermit, exclusively dedicated to prayer. St Bertha kicked the bucket at a propelled time of regular causes on July 4, 725. Her blowout day is praised on July 4. 

Two structures which Bertha developed, tumbled down. A blessed messenger in a dream guided her to another spot, where after numerous troubles an abbey was constructed, which she entered with her two oldest little girls, Deotila and Gertrude.

A still later legend speaks to Gertrude as much oppressed by the considerations of an incredibly honorable, Roger, who wished to wed her by force. However, she was spared from his viciousness by her mom’s firm mental fortitude and trust in God.


Some time before her demise Bertha is said to have surrendered her office of abbess and to have quiet herself down in a little cell worked against the congregation divider.

The entire story of St. Bertha, as her biographers concur, is of an exceptionally late date yet not by any stretch of the imagination unbelievable.

Saint Bertha of Blangy
Saint Bertha of Blangy