BONA (BOVA) and DODA (Saints) Virgins Martyrs (April 24) (7th century) Saint Bona or Bova (Fr. Beuve) was a daughter of King Sigebert of Austrasia (Eastern France). She took the veil in a convent near Rheims, founded by the holy Queen Clotilde, and, with her brother, Saint Baudry (Balderic), built the Abbey of Saint Peter within the walls of Rheims, of which she became the first Abbess. During her government of twenty-three years her patience and humility won all hearts, and even during her lifetime she was regarded as a Saint. Sbe died A.D. 673, and was succeeded by her niece, Saint Doda, likewise venerated as one of the Blessed.