Sunday, December 15, 2019

Saint Godelieve – Saint of the Day – July 30

Saint Godelieve Biography

Saint Godelieve Profile. Born: 1049 AD in France, Europe. Worked in Belgium. Died: July 6, 1070 in Gistel, Belgium. Feast Day is celebrated on July 30.

The Memorial of Saint Godelieve – Saint of the Day

Saint Godelieve 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 1049 AD
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession Laywoman
Place of Work Belgium
Date of Death July 6, 1070
Place of Death Gistel, Belgium
Feast Day July 30
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of throat diseases
victims of abuse
victims of verbal spouse abuse
difficult marriages
healthy throats
in-law problems


Saint Godelieve Biography

Saint Godelieve, born the Flemish nobility, the daughter of Hemfried, Lord of Wierre-Effray. Married to Bertulf of Ghistelles, a Flemish nobleman who left her before the wedding was over. Mother-in-law, Godelieve, who was locked up in a cell in various ways, starved to death, and subjected to various physical and mental abuse. Her father threatened to hand over the husband and in-laws to state and church authorities. Bertulf seemed to regret, Godelieve returned to him and was soon murdered. She is generally considered a martyr. Always a friend of the poor and sick autopsy miracle.