St Eusebia of Hamage Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
St Eusebia of Hamage Profile. Born: 640 AD in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 680 AD in France. Feast Day is celebrated on March 16.
Eusebia of Hamage, Profile
|Date of Birth||640 AD|
|Country of Birth||France of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Nuns/Sisters|
|Place of Work||France|
|Date of Death||680 AD|
|Place of Death||France|
|Feast Day||March 16|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
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St Eusebia of Hamage Biography
He was also known as:
- Eusebia of Hamaye
- Eusebia of Hamay
St Eusebia of Hamage was born in 640 AD. She was the eldest daughter of Saint Adalbald of Ostrevant and Saint Rictrudis of Marchiennes. Also the great-granddaughter of Saint Gertrude, the Elder sister of Saint Maurontius, Saint Clotsindis, and Saint Adalsindis of Hamay. After her father was murdered when she was very young, she was posted to the abbey of Hamage, Doudi, France, which her great-grandmother had established and served as head of the nuns.
Gertrude died when Eusebia was only twelve years old. The young girl was then elected to replace her. Rictrudis, realizing that her daughter had no hope of governing the abbey, but also wanting to keep it under the protection of a noble house, had to merge Hamage together with her own house of Marchiennes, and ordered all the sisters to move in together under her rule. Although the majority of the uprooted sisters, including Eusebia, were unhappy with this order as it kept them from obeying Saint Gertrude‘s last request.
After much time and debate, the dissident sisters were then permitted to return to their old house, taking Gertrude‘s relics with them, and taking Eusebia as their abbess. The delay had allowed her to grow into the position, and she proved an excellent abbess.