Saint Wivina

Sainte Wivine de Grand BigardAlso known as

  • Vivina



She received many offers of marriage but turned them all down. At age 23 she became a hermitess near Brussels, Belgium. Her reputation soon attracted disciples. For them she built a Benedictine convent of Grand-Brigard on land donated by Count Godfrey of Brabant, and served as its first abbess.



  • c.1170 at Grand-Brigard Abbey, Brabant, Belgium of natural causes
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Wivina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 June 2018. Web. 29 July 2021. <>