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Oda of Brabant
Prioress
Born unknown, Brabant, Belgium
Died 1158
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 20 April

Blessed Oda of Brabant was a Belgian prioress of the 12th century, commonly revered as a saint.

Life

Oda was born to a noble family from the Brabant region of Belgium. In order to avoid an arranged marriage to a young nobleman, she disfigured her face. Her family then allowed her to follow the religious vocation she desired. She became a Premonstratensian nun at Rivroelles, eventually becoming prioress there.[1]

Veneration

Although Oda's cultus has never been formally confirmed, popular devotion continues. Her feast day is 20 April.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jones, Terry. "Oda". Patron Saints Index. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainto59.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 


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