Carloman Major Domus Mayor of AustrasiaArnoldus (Arnoaldus) XXVII MerovingItte (Oda) von Swabia

Pepin I Itte (Itta)

Saint Begga (Beggue) de Landin

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Ansigise of Metz Meroving

Pepin II de Heristal
Martin of Laon
Saint Begga (Beggue) de Landin
  • Born: Abt 613, Landen, Liege, Belgium
  • Married to Ansigise of Metz Meroving
  • Died: Abt 693, Ardenne on the Meuse River

    pict1681.jpg [123x193] Saint Begga de Landin
    Begga was the daugter of the powerful Austrasian nobleman Mayor Pepin I, and was married to Ansegisel, son of the powerful Austrasian nobleman Bishop Arnulf of Metz.
    Saint Begga, patron of Benjuines

    17 December
    Profile -Daughter of Blessed Pepin I of Landen, mayor of the palace, and Saint Ida of Nivelles. Sister of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. Married 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, she took the veil, founded founded seven churches, and founded in (691-692) a convent at Andenne, near Namur, Belgium. The first nuns came from Nivelles and introduced Irish monastic customs. Begga's remains are preserved at Andenne; her vita was written in the late 11th century. She is invoked for the cure of hernias and of infants' diseases. Although she has been the patroness of the Beguines since the 14th century, she was not their foundress.

    Died 693 at Ardenne on the Meuse River
    Canonized Pre-Congregation

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