Book of Saints – Hiltrude


(Saint) Virgin (September 27) (8th century) A high-born maiden of Hainault, whose parents had founded a monastery at a place called Lessies on their estate for their son Guntard. The young man had resolved to become a monk, and Hiltrude similarly wished to take the veil as a nun. Though her father had already arranged a marriage for her, he reluctantly gave his consent, and she retired to a cell in the neighbourhood of her brother’s monastery. There she led a life of prayer and penance till her holy death (A.D. 785 about).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hiltrude”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2013. Web. 23 September 2020. <>