New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Lutgard

detail of the painting 'Christ appearing to Saint Lutgarde' by Gaspar de Crayer, c.1653; Convent of the Augustinian Sisters, Antwerp, Belgium; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Virgin, mystic; born in Tongres, Belgium in 1182; died 1246. She took the Benedictine habit, 1194, and was elected prioress of her community in 1205. In 1208 she was transferred to the Cistercian Order at Aywieres, near Brussels. Throughout her life, she was favored with apparitions of Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the saints. Represented with Our Lord, who is showing her His bleeding heart. Feast, 16 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Lutgard”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 18 September 2021. <>