St Aldegonde (ca 639-684) was from the Merovingian Royal Family in the County of Hainaut, NW France. Her father and mother were both made Saints, St Walbert and St Bertila.
St Aldegonde refused multiple royal marriage offers. Instead, she chose a cloistered life of prayer while setting up a small hospital on the banks of the River Sambre at Malbode, on whose waters she is said to have miraculously walked. The hospital later became the famous Maubeuge Abbey.
At 44yrs, St Aldegonde died from breast cancer. Her Feast Day is 30th January. She is Patron Saint of breast cancer sufferers.
Pray for us that we will become worthy to enter into the joys of eternal life.
Glory be to the…