Saint Vincent Madelgaire

detail of an 18th century bust of Saint Vincent Madelgarus, artist unknown; Collégiale Saint-Vincent, Soignies, Belgium; photographed by Guy Debognies; swiped from WIkimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Madelgaire
  • Madelgarus
  • Vincent Madelgarus
  • Vincent of Soignies



Married to Saint Waltrude c.635; son-in-law of Saint Bertille. Father of four: Saint Madalberta, Saint Landericus, Saint Dentlin of Soignies, and Saint Aldetrudis. Sent by King Dagobert I to Ireland to recruit monks to work as missionaries in the region. Founded the Benedictine abbeys of Hautmont in 642, and later one on his estate in Soignies, Belgium. Around 653 he retired live as a monk in Hautmont Abbey, taking the name Vincent, and then to the one at Soignies, Belgium where he became abbot.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Vincent Madelgaire“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2015. Web. 5 October 2015. <>