Saint Waltrude of Mons

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Waudru with two of her sisters; date unknown, artist unknown; south aisle, canopy #12, Church of Saint-Lucien d'Avrechy, Oise, France; photographed on 23 November 2014 by Pierre Poschadel; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

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

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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 Madelgaire. 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.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Waltrude of Mons“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 April 2015. Web. 1 July 2015. <>