Saint Vincent Madelgaire

Also known as

  • Madelgaire
  • 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.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Vincent Madelgaire“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 September 2010. Web. 28 March 2015. <>