Saint Reinildis of Saintes

oak statue of Saint Reinildis of Saintes, c.1525 by the Master of Elsloo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Reinildis of Condacum
  • Reinildis of Kontich
  • Rainelde…
  • Raineldis…
  • Reinaldes…
  • Reineldis…
  • Reinhild…

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Born to the nobility, the daughter of Saint Amalburga and Duke Witger of Lorraine; sister of Saint Gudula of Brussels and Saint Emebert of Cambrai. She was taught her faith by her mother. As an adult, Reinildis made private vows to devote herself to God, gave her possessions to the abbey of Lobbes where she stayed for two years, and became a pilgrim to the Holy Lands, bringing back many relics. Hermitess at Saintes, Belgium. Martyred by pagan Frisian invaders.

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  • “Saint Reinildis of Saintes“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 August 2016. Web. 3 December 2016. <>