She received many offers of marriage but turned them all down. At age 23 she became a hermitess near Brussels, Belgium. Her reputation soon attracted disciples. For them she built a Benedictine convent of Grand-Brigard on land donated by Count Godfrey of Brabant, and served as its first abbess.
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