New Catholic Dictionary: Saint Bathilde

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(630680) Queen, born England; died Chelles, France. A slave in the household of Erchinoald, mayor of the palace of Neustria, Clovis II, attracted by her beauty and prudence, married her in 649. As regent for her son, Clothaire III, she abolished trade in Christian slaves, suppressed simony, and established hospitals and numerous monasteries. Her last 15 years were spent in the Abbey of Chelles which she had founded near Paris. Relics at Chelles. Feast, 26 January; Paris, 30 January.

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  • “Saint Bathilde”. People of the Faith. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 December 2010. Web. 30 October 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/new-catholic-dictionary-saint-bathilde/>