Saint Adela of Messines

Also known as

  • Adelais
  • Adelaide

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Born a princess, the daughter of King Robert the Pious of France. Sister of Henry I. Married to Count Baldwin IV of Flanders. Mother of Baldwin VI. Mother-in-law of William the Conqueror. Widowed in 1036. Benedictine nun, receiving the veil from Pope Alexander II. She retired to a quiet, prayerful life at Messines convent near Ypres, Belgium.

Died

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Adela of Messines“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 September 2013. Web. 20 August 2014. <>