- Elisabeth de Wans
With her husband’s consent, Elisabeth lived her first year of an arranged marriage in seclusion in order to discern her true vocation. Realizing a call to religious life, the couple separated and Elisabeth joined the Cistercians at the monastery of Saint Desiderius in Champagne, France. Served as abbess of the house for three years. Nun at the Aywiers monastery in Aquiria (in modern Belgium). Known for a dedication to the crucified Christ.
- 1250 of natural causes
- “Blessed Elisabeth de Vans“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 June 2016. Web. 21 February 2017. <>