|Elsloo, circa 1530|
|Virgin and Martyr|
|Born||c. 630, Condacum|
|Died||c. 700, Saintes, Brabant, Belgium|
|Major shrine||Saintes, where her relics are kept|
|Attributes||sword or pelgrim's staff|
|Patronage||open wounds, against eye diseases|
Reineldis was born in a place called Condacum (which is identified with either Condé-sur-l'Escaut or Kontich). She was the daughter of Duke Witger of Lotharingia and Saint Amalberga of Maubeuge. Her brother Saint Emebert was a priest in the diocese of Cambrai. Her biography mentions Saint Gudula as her sister. Her mother entered the religious life at Maubeuge Abbey.
Reineldis is commonly depicted with a sword or being dragged by her hair, referring to the decapitation. She is also portrayed as a pilgrim, because of her journey to the Holy Land.
- ↑ Vita Reineldis, Acta Sanctorum, Julii IV, 173-178.
- ↑ Rabenstein, Katherine (July 1998). "Reineldis VM (RM)". Saints O' the Day for July 16. http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0716.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- ↑ "Tubize". Communes of Brabant Wallon. Expatriate Online: Your Bookmark to Belgium. http://www.expat-online.com/belgium/communes/by_province.cfm?province=7. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Stocks, Relics and... 'Tarte al Djote'". Office de Promotion du Tourisme de Wallonie et de Bruxelles. June 2006. http://www.opt.be/informations/suggestions/en/O/48872.html. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- ↑ "Villers-la-Ville, Rebecq and Tubize". Living in Belgium. 2005. http://livinginbelgium.com/villerslaville.html. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- ↑ "Sainte Renelde et comp.". Nominis. http://nominis.cef.fr/contenus/saints_9914.html. Retrieved 2007-02-21.