Book of Saints – Modesta

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(Saint) Virgin (November 4) (7th century) A great deal of controversy exists about the identity of this holy Abbess, but the most probable opinion is that she was closely allied with Saint Gertrude of Nivelle, and that she was the first Abbess of (Ereo (Horren) at Treves, the monastery founded by Saint Modoald. The name of Saint Modesta appears in numerous Litanies, local Martyrologies, etc, and she is specially venerated in the Diocese of Treves. She seems to have died about A.D. 680 and to have been succeeded at Horren by Saint Erminia, daughter of King Dagobert.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Modesta”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 January 2016. Web. 17 February 2019. <>