Catholic Encyclopedia – Blessed Bertha de Marbais


Died 1247. She was a Cistercian nun, who became the first abbess of a convent which was founded by Jane, Countess of Flanders, in 1127 at Marquette or Marchet, near Lille. She died on 18 July, and is briefly noticed on that day in the Acta SS. Bertha is called Blessed by the Cistercian chronicler, Henriquez, but the evidence of cultus is very slight.

MLA Citation

  • Herbert Thurston. “Blessed Bertha de Marbais”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 June 2013. Web. 18 September 2021. <>