Book of Saints – Waltrude

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Waudru with two of her sisters; date unknown, artist unknown; south aisle, canopy #12, Church of Saint-Lucien d'Avrechy, Oise, France; photographed on 23 November 2014 by Pierre Poschadel; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Waldetrude, Vaudru) (Saint) Widow (April 9) (7th century) Of a noble family of the Court of King Dagobert of France, she married a Count of Hainault. Later in life she retired to a little cell situated in a solitary place, where since has arisen the town of Mons, and there founded a religious community. Her life, one of patience and of utter self-denial, was crowned by a holy death, April 9, A.D. 686.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Waltrude”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 April 2017. Web. 24 January 2022. <>