Saint Bertha of Avenay

Also known as

  • Bertha of Val d’Or



Married to Saint Gundebert of Gumber. When Gundebert retired to a monastery in Ireland, Bertha became Benedictine nun. Founder and abbess of the convent at Avenay in the diocese of Ch├ólons-sur-Marne, France. When a drought hit the region, a vision of Saint Peter the Apostle led her to a spring of water which became a healing well. Widowed, she was murdered by her in-laws for distributing Gumbert’s estate to the poor, and is considered a martyr.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bertha of Avenay“. 29 March 2014. Web. 29 November 2014. <>