Sunday, July 5, 2020

Saint Emebert of Cambrai – Saint of the Day – January 15

St. Emebert of Cambrai Biography

St. Emebert of Cambrai Profile. Born: 600s in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 710 AD in France. Feast Day is celebrated on January 15.


The Memorial of St. Emebert of Cambrai – Saint of the Day

St. Emebert of Cambrai 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 600s
Country of Birth  France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work France
Date of Death 710 AD
Place of Death France
Feast Day January 15
Canonization Canonized by Pre congregation
Patron Saint of  


Saint’s Biography

Saint Emebert of Cambrai was born in the 600s as the son of Count Witgar of Brabant and the Saint Amalburga of Maubeuge. Emebert’s sisters were the Saint Gudule and Saint Reineldis. Entered as a monk in the Benedictine monastery at Saint-Pierre in Lobbes with his father. While Amalburga went with her daughter Gudula to the Benedictine monastery Maubeuge in Belgium. Reineldis followed her father to Lobbes hoping she would somehow join him there and give most of her wealth and property to the monastery. But when this was impossible she visited the Holy Land. 

Emebert became Bishop of Cambrai, France. He died 710 AD of natural causes and was buried at the church of Our Lady. Later, his relics were transferred to the Benedictine monastery Maubeuge on the French side of the border with Belgium. His relics were lost in the 17th century.

Saint Emebert of Cambrai
St. Emebert of Cambrai