Saints of the Day – Blessed Gertrude van Oosten

Blessed Gertrude van OostenArticle

Born in Delft, The Netherlands; died 1358. Blessed Gertrude began life as a serving girl in Delft. When she was jilted by her lover, she entered the beguinage in Delft. In her new life she rapidly advanced in the way of perfection. Her surname was earned by her frequent repetition of the hymn “Het daghet in den Oosten” “The day breaks in the East. She is one of many mystics during this period that bore the marks of the stigmata (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 25 January 2021. <>