Blessed Gertrude van Oosten

Blessed Gertrude van OostenAlso known as

  • Gertrude of Delft
  • Gertrude of the East
  • Gertrude van der Oosten
  • Geertruida….
  • Geertruyt….



Born to a poor family, and when she was old enough Gertrude began to work as a servant to a rich family in Delft, Netherlands. She was engaged, but was jilted by her betrothed. Joined the Beguine convent at Delft. Received the stigmata and the gift of prophesy. The surname van Oosten is thought to have been a nickname given her due to her frequent repitition of the hymn Het daghet in den Oosten (The Day Breaks in the East).





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gertrude van Oosten“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 14 June 2021. <>