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Saint Wivina
Born 1103, Oisy, France
Died 1170, Groot-Bijgaarden, near Brussels, Belgium
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 17 December

Wivina was a Benedictine abbess. Born in 1103, in Oisy, France, and having refused all offers of marriage until the age of twenty-three when she became a hermitess at Groot-Bijgaarden, near Brussels, Belgium. Wavina later accepted land from Count Godfrey of Brabant and built a convent and served as its first abbess[1].

References

  1. St. Wivina Catholic Online

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