The Memorial of St Colette of Corbie
St Colette of Corbie is the Patron Saint of Women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers and sick children
St Colette of Corbie Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNuns/Sisters who became Saints
St Colette of Corbie brief life History
|Date of Birth||13 January 1381|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Profession||French abbess and the foundress of the Colettine Poor Clares|
|Place of Work||Duchy of Burgundy, France|
|Date of Death||6 March 1447 (aged 66)|
|Place of Death||Ghent, County of Flanders, Duchy of Burgundy|
|Feast Day||6 March|
|Beatification||By Pope Clement XII on 23 January 1740|
|Canonization||By Pope Pius VII on 24 May 1807|
|Patron Saint of||Women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers and sick children|
St Colette of Corbie Short life History
St Colette of Corbie is also known as
• Colette Boylet
• Collette of Corbie
• Nicholette Boilet
St Colette of Corbie Biography
St Colette of Corbie was the daughter of a Carpenter. Her parents were nearly 60 at her birth. She became an orphan at the age of 17 and was left in the care of a Benedictine abbot. Colette’s guardian wanted her to marry, but Colette was drawn to religious life.
St Colette of Corbie originally tried to join the Beguines and Benedictines but failed in her calling. Franciscan tertiary. Hermitess. On September 17, 1402, at the age of 21, Colette became an anchoress. walled into a cell whose only opening was a grilled window into a church.
St Colette of Corbie had visions in which she saw Saint Francis of Assisi, ordering her to restore the Rule of Saint Clare to its original seriousness. Colette was struck blind for three days and mute for three more days when she hesitated. These to her were signs that she should take action.
St Colette of Corbie tried to follow her mission by explaining it but had no success. Realizing she needed more sovereignty behind her words, she walked to Nice, France being barefoot and clothed in a habit of patches, to meet Peter de Luna. Acknowledged by the French as the schismatic Pope Benedict XIII. He professed her a Poor Clare and was so impressed that he made her superioress of all convents of Minoresses that she might reform or found. And a missioner to Franciscan friars and tertiaries.
St Colette of Corbie traveled from convent to convent, meeting opposition, slander, abuse, and was also accused of sorcery. Eventually, she made some development, especially in Savoy. Here her reform gained sympathizers and recruits. The improvement passed to Burgundy in France, Flanders in Belgium and Spain.
St Colette of Corbie was known for her deep devotion to Christ’s Passion with an appreciation and care for animals. She fasted every Friday, meditating on the Passion. After receiving the Holy Communion, Colette would fall into ecstasies for hours. She foretold the date of her own death.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
St Colette helped Saint Vincent Ferrer heal the papal schism. She established seventeen convents. one of the branches of the Poor Clares is still known as the Colettines.
St Colette of Corbie Quotes
St Colette of Corbie Miracles
When traveling to Nice to meet Pope Benedict, St Colette stayed at the home of a friend. His wife was in labor at the time having their third child and was having crucial difficulties with the childbirth hence leaving her in danger of death. St Colette immediately went to the local church to pray for her.
The mother had a successful birth and survived the ordeal. She credited St Colette’s prayers for this. The newborn child was a girl and was named Pierinne, later entered a monastery established by Colette. She would then become Colette’s secretary and biographer.
St Colette of Corbie Saving a Sick Child
After the Pope Authorized St Colette to establish a regimen of strict poverty in the poor Clare monasteries of France, She began with that of Besancon. The Local Populace was suspicious of her reform. With its total reliance them for the sustenance of the monastery. One occurrence helped turn this around.
As claimed by the legend, a local peasant woman went in
When the father arrived at the monastery, Mother Colette was made aware of the man’s situation by the