Book of Saints – Begga


BEGGA (Saint) Widow. (December 17) (7th century) A daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace in the Merovingian Court, sister of Saint Gertrude of Nivelle and grandmother of Charles Martel. On the death of her husband she made a pilgrimage to Rome, and returning to her own country gave herself up to good works. She is said to have founded seven churches, besides a convent near Namur, in which she died, A.D. 698.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Begga”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 August 2012. Web. 27 October 2020. <>