Blessed Bertha de Bardi
Born unknown, Florence
Died 24 March 1163, Valdarno
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast March 24

Blessed Bertha de Bardi was born in Florence, date uncertain; died 24 March 1163. She was the daughter of Lothario di Ugo, Count of Vernio, and is ordinarily called Bertha de Bardi, but the name should probably be d'Alberti. She joined the order of Vallombrosa, a branch of the Benedictines, at Florence, but she was soon sent to govern and reform a convent of the order at Cavriglia in Valdarno, where she lived, famous for miracles until her death.


Soldani, "Vita di S. Berta", Florence, 1731.

This article incorporates text from the entry Bertha in Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a publication now in the public domain.

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