Blessed Ivetta of Huy

detail of an engraving of Blessed Ivette of Huy by Thomas de Lau, c.1586; uploaded by Philcotof; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Ivetta of Liege
  • Ivette of…
  • Juette of…
  • Jufta of…
  • Jutta of…
  • Yvette of…



Born to family that was wealthy but indifferent to the faith. Forced into an arranged marriage at age 13. Mother of three, though one died in childhood. Widowed at age 18. She turned away all suitors to care for lepers for eleven years while she raised her children. Had an ongoing dispute with her father over her charitable spending, which he considered excessive. With her children grown, she retired from the world to become an anchoress her remaining years. Had mystical gifts including the ability to read hearts and visions of distant events. Miraculously received Communion. She converted her father and two surviving sons to the faith; one of them became a Cistercian monk, the other was Blessed Eustachius of Huy.





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  • “Blessed Ivetta of Huy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 17 October 2021. <>