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|Blessed Marie of Oignies|
|Born||1177, Nivelles, Belgium|
|Died||June 23, 1213, Oignies, France|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||church of Saint Nicholas at Nivelles, Belgium|
|Attributes||protected from rain by the Virgin Mary sheltering her with her mantle|
|Patronage||against fever, women in labour|
Marie of Oignies (born Nivelles, now Belgium, 1177, died 1213) was a Beguine, known from the Life written by Jacques de Vitry, for Fulk of Toulouse.. This account helped gain papal approval for the Beguines.
She is beatified in the Catholic church, with the feast day of June 23.
- Margot H. King and Hugh Feiss (translators), Two Lives of Marie d'Oignies, by Jacques de Vitry and Thomas de Cantimpré (4th edition, 1998)
- ↑ Andre Vauchez, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (2001 translation), p. 907.
- ↑ William Westcott Kibler, Medieval France: An Encyclopedia (1995), p. 484.