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Saint Salaberga
Abbess and foundress
Born unknown, possibly Toul, France
Died 7th Century, Laon, France
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast September 22

Saint Sadalberga or Salaberga (died 665) was the daughter of Gundoin, Duke of Alsace. Cured of blindness while still a child by Saint Eustace of Luxeuil[1], she was twice married, first to a man who died after two months and then to a nobleman, Saint Blandinus, by whom she had five children, Saretrude, Ebana, Anstrude, Eustasius (died in infancy), and Baldwin. Two of these became saints, Saint Baldwin (Baudoin) (feast day October 16 and Saint Anstrude. Her brother was Saint Bodo (d. 670). After some years, she and Blandinus agreed mutually to separate and assume contemplative lives. He became a hermit and she went into a nunnery at Poulangey; Salaberga was subsequently foundress of the convent of St. John the Baptist at Laon. She died there c. 665.

Notes

  1. Alban Butler, Paul Burns, Butler's Lives of the Saints (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000), 208.


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

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