Blessed Helwisa

Also known as

  • Elisa
  • Eloisa
  • Heloise
  • Helvisa



Born to the French nobility. Married to Count Hugh of Meulan. Widowed. Donated a large part of her inheritance to the nearby Benedictine abbey of Notre-Dame in Coulombs, France. She married again but was soon widowed a second time and decided to renounce all worldly life. She spent the rest of her days as an anchoress in a cell attached the basilica and under the spiritual direction of the abbey in Coulombs, but never joined the Order.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Helwisa“. 17 April 2013. Web. 4 March 2015. <>