Posts tagged ‘Died in Belgium’

Blessed Arnulf of Leuven

Also known as

  • Arnulf I
  • Arnulf of Louvain
  • Arnulf of Lovanium
  • Arnolf of Löwen
  • Arnulf of Villers
  • Arnulfus Lovaniensis
  • Arnolfo…
  • Arnoul…

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Cistercian monk. Abbot at Villers-la-Ville, Brabant (in modern Belgium) for 10 years. He expanded the abbey, made it a center of piety and mysticism, and compiled the first records of the abbey, covering the years 1146 to 1240. Noted poet. He opposed the scholasticism and formal education system being implemented at the time, and refused to help with the construction of the Saint-Bernard college in Paris, France as he thought the scholastic movement was destroying mystical life. Late in life, he retired from the abbacy to devote his remaining days to prayer and study.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Arnulf of Leuven“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 March 2019. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Jacques Corbeau

Also known as

  • Jacob

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Premonstratensian canon at the Saint-Augustin monastery in Thérouanne, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Chosen abbot of the house in 1603, where he served for his remaining 39 years, noted for his humility as a leader and charity to the poor. Near the end of his life, he and his brothers were forced to flee the monastery when the city came under seige, and he effectively died in exile.

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  • 1642 in Veurne, Flanders (in modern Belgium) of natural causes
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jacques Corbeau“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2019. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Father Louis of Blois

Dom Louis of BloisAlso known as

  • Louis de Blois-Châtillon
  • Ludovicus Blosius
  • François-Louis Blosius
  • Lodewijk…

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The son of Adrian and Katharina von Barbaçon, Louis was born to the nobility, one of nine children in family of the Counts of Blois. Louis was educated at the imperial court in Ghent, Belgium where he became friends with the future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Louis joined the Benedictines at Liessies, Belgium at age 14. Louis studied at the University of Leuven, Belgium where he studied languages, Scripture, patristics, and became friends with the future Pope Adrian VI. Ordained a priest on 11 November 1530. His intelligence, wisdom, piety and devotion to the Benedictine Rule led to him being chosen 34th abbot of his house on 13 November 1530. He later declined the archbishopric of Cambrai, France. He declined the abbacy of the Saint Martin monastery in Tournai, Belgium. Wrote a number of works on prayer and the monastic life.

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  • early October 1506 in Don-Stienne Castle near Beaumont, Hainault, Belgium

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Venerated

  • he is sometimes described in Benedictine martyrologies as “Venerable”
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MLA Citation

  • “Father Louis of Blois“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Otto van Zyll

Also known as

  • Zylitjs

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Humanist. Upon the advice of Jansenius he entered the Society of Jesus in 1606, and became director of the colleges of Bois-le-Duc, Ghent, and Brussels successively. He wrote Latin poems and translated lives of the saints from Greek. Many conversions have been attributed to him.

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MLA Citation

  • “Otto van Zyll”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Eugénie Joubert

Blessed Eugénie JoubertMemorial

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Fourth of eight children born to wine-makers Pietro Joubert and Antonia Celle; she was baptized on the day she was born. Educated at the Ursuline boarding school at Ministrel, France from 1881 till 1887, and then at the College of Saint Mary in Le Puy, France, run by the Sisters of Notre Dame, from 1889 to 1892. Made her First Communion on 29 May 1887. Taught catechism to local children. She joined the Sisters of the Holy Family of the Sacred Heart at Aubervilliers, France at age 19 on 6 October 1895, and made her profession on 8 December 1897. Assigned to be a catechist in Aubervilliers where she worked with poor children to prepare them for their First Communion. Sister Eugenie contracted tuberculosis in 1902. Assigned to Rome, Italy, then moved to Belgium in May 1904, but died soon after. She was known for a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and for boundless care for the children in her charge.

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“Jesus … Jesus … Jesus” – Blessed Eugénie’s dying words

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Eugénie Joubert“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 February 2019. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Engelbert Beets

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Joined the Premonstratensians in 1561 in the Averbode monastery near Diest, Brabant, Belgium. Ordained a priest and chosen Vicar of Rumen, Belgium in 1570. Fleeing ahead of Protestants forces, he moved to Sint-Truiden, Limburg, Belgium where he applied himself to parish work, but when a Protestant army overran the area he was captured and executed. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Engelbert Beets“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Saint Wasnulf

Also known as

  • Vasnulfo
  • Wasnan
  • Wasnulfo

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Seventh-century priest and noted preachers. Missionary to the Hainault region (along the border of modern Belgium and France) at the invitation of Count Vincent of Hainault. Miracle worker.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Wasnulf“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 February 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Peter the Hermit

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Blessed Peter the Hermit, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial

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Preached the First Crusade to recover the Holy Lands from invading Muslims. Went with the armies of Godfrey of Bouillon. Vicar General of the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Returned to Belgium in 1099. Founded the Neufmoustier monastery in Huy, Belgium were he served as prior for the rest of his life. Known as a popular preacher and for living an extremely ascetic life; when his relics were moved in 1242 he was discovered to have worn a hair shirt under his habit.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Peter the Hermit“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 November 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Saint Babolenus of Stavelot-Malmédy

Also known as

  • Babolin
  • Badolenus
  • Papolenus
  • Papolin

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Travelling missionary bishop in 7th-century Netherlands. Close friend of Saint Remaclus. In later life he retired to lives as a prayerful monk at the monastery of Stavelot-Malmédy (in modern Belgium).

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Babolenus of Stavelot-Malmédy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 June 2016. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Arnulf of Velseca

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Premonstratensian monk. Lector at the Saint Cornelius monastery in Ninove in modern Belgium. Worked as a shoemaker at the monastery. He enjoyed the work as it kept his hands busy while his mind was on the things of heaven. Made trips to all the neighboring parishes on Sundays and feasts to distribute alms to the poor.

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  • fractured his skull when he fell off a ladder while putting up a ladder for an Ascension procession in 1221 at the Saint Cornelius monastery in Ninove (in modern Flanders, Belgium)
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Arnulf of Velseca“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 June 2016. Web. 7 December 2019. <>