Saint Adelaide of Guelders

drawing of Saint Adelaide of Guelders from a 1718 flyer for pilgrims; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Adelaide of Vilich
  • Adelaide of Bellich
  • Alice of…
  • Adelheid of…
  • Adalheide of…



Daughter of Megingoz (Megengose), Count of Guelders. Joined the Ursuline convent at Cologne, Germany. Benedictine nun. Abbess of Villich, Germany. Abbess of Our Lady of the Capitol at Cologne. Both houses had been founded by her father. She insisted that the sisters in her houses study Latin so they would better understand the Mass. Noted for her charity to the poor. Counselor to the archbishop of Cologne.


  • c.960 in Geldern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Adelaide of Guelders“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2017. Web. 21 January 2019. <>