Blessed Beatrix of Valfleury

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Born to a wealthy family. A pious child, at age seven she moved into a convent of B├ęguines. 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.

Died

  • 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

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Beatrix of Valfleury”. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 August 2012. Web. 4 June 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-beatrix-of-valfleury/>