Born to a wealthy family. A pious child, at age seven she moved into a convent of Béguines. She later joined the Cistercian nuns at Valfleury, France. Known for severe austerities, punishing her body almost to the point of torture. Received a vision of Jesus. Founded the convent called Our Lady of Nazareth near Lier, Belgium, and served as its first prioress.
- 1269 at the convent of Our Lady of Nazareth of natural causes
- legend says that years later when the convent was abandoned during a period of civil unrest, her body was taken to Lier, Belgium by angels
- “Blessed Beatrix of Valfleury“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2015. Web. 9 February 2016. <>