Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Madelberte, Virgin and Abbess


Abbess of Maubeuge, niece to Saint Aldegundis, (honoured on the 30th of January,) she had the happiness to be educated in her monastery with her sister Aldetrudis, who, upon the death of her aunt, was chosen second abbess of Maubeuge, and succeeded by her sister Madelberte. This last died about the year 705. She is honoured on the 7th of September in the Belgic and other Martyrologies. Her relics were translated from Maubeuge to Liege by Saint Hubert about the year 722. See Perier the Bollandist, p. 109.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Madelberte, Virgin and Abbess”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2014. Web. 22 February 2019. <>