Born to the nobility, she was drawn to religious life; this desire was intensified when she met Saint Genevieve. Her fiance opposed the choice. Celina fled to the local cathedral with Saint Genevieve; its doors opened to admit them, closed behind them, and could not be opened again until the fiance and Celina’s family agreed to her choice. She spent the rest of her life as a prayerful nun devoted to works of charity.
- c.480 of natural causes
- buried in Meaux, France
- relics hidden during the anti–Christian persecutions of the French Revolution
- relics re-enshrined in the cathedral of Meaux
- “Saint Celina of Meaux“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2015. Web. 25 October 2016. <>