Sunday, July 12, 2020

St Eusebia of Hamage – Feast Day: March 16 – Saint of the Day

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.

The Memorial of Eusebia of Hamage – Saint of the Day

 Eusebia of Hamage, Profile

Date of Birth 640 AD
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Sister
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.

St Eusebia of Hamage