Saint Godeberta of Noyon

detail from the painting 'The Legend of Saint Eligius and Saint Godeberta' by Petrus Christi, 1449, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as



Though her parents wanted to arrange a suitable marriage for her, Godeberta was drawn to the religious life. In 657 she became a nun in Noyon, France, receiving the veil from Saint Eligius, to whom she was an advisor. Was given a king‘s house at Noyon to convert into a convent. Abbess of the nuns in an area surrounded by pagans. Legend says she extinguished a blazing fire by making the Sign of the Cross at it. An outbreak of plague was averted when she led all the churches in the area on a three-day fast.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Godeberta of Noyon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2018. Web. 5 August 2021. <>