Saint Waltrude of Mons

Saint WaltrudeAlso known as

  • Vaudru
  • Vautrude
  • Waldeltrude
  • Waldetrude
  • Waldetrudis
  • Waltrudis
  • Waudru



Daughter of Saint Bertille and Saint Walbert of Hainault. Sister of Saint Aldegundis. Married to Madelgaire, count of Hainault, a lord in King Dagobert’s court. Mother of two sons and two daughters – including Saint Landericus of Soignies, Saint Madalberta and Saint Aldetrudis. She convinced her husband to become a monk, and he is now known as Saint Vincent of Soignies. Spiritual student of Saint Guislain. Took the veil from Saint Aubert. Founded a religious community in Mons, Belgium, but lived as a member, not a leader. Target of much slander from the secular world.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Waltrude of Mons“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2008. Web. 31 March 2015. <>