Though her parents wanted to arrange a suitable marriage for her, Godeberta was drawn to the religious life. In 657 she became a nun in Noyon, France, receiving the veil from Saint Eligius, to whom she was an advisor. Was given a king‘s house at Noyon to convert into a convent. Abbess of the nuns in an area surrounded by pagans. Legend says she extinguished a blazing fire by making the Sign of the Cross at it. An outbreak of plague was averted when she led all the churches in the area on a three-day fast.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Kirken i Norge
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Godeberta of Noyon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 1 March 2014. Web. 26 December 2014. <>