Saint Begga of Andenne

detail from an antique Dutch holy card featuring an image of Saint Begga of Ardenne, artist unknownMemorial


Born to the nobility, the daughter of Saint Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace, and Saint Ida of Nivelles. Sister of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. Married to Ansegilius, son of Saint Arnulf of Metz. Mother of Pepin of Herstal, founder of the Carolingian dynasty of rulers in France, in 635, and of Martin of Laon.

On the death of her husband in 691 in a hunting accident, Begga took the veil, founded founded seven churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River in France where she spent the rest of her days as abbess.


  • 693 at Andenne on the Meuse River in France


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Begga of Andenne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 February 2019. Web. 18 June 2021. <>