Born to family that was wealthy but indifferent to the faith. Forced into an arranged marriage at age 13. Mother of three, though one died in childhood. Widowed at age 18. She turned away all suitors to care for lepers for eleven years while she raised her children. Had an ongoing dispute with her father over her charitable spending, which he considered excessive. With her children grown, she retired from the world to become an anchoress her remaining years. Had mystical gifts including the ability to read hearts and visions of distant events. Miraculously received Communion. Converted her father and one of her children.
- woman in an ecstasy in a hut
- woman in religious habit with a red-hot tripod nearby
- woman in widow‘s weeds
- woman tending to lepers
- “Blessed Ivetta of Huy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2010. Web. 24 May 2015. <>