Daughter of Humolin and Ameltrudis. Her parents arranged a marriage for her with Harduin of Solesmes, but Maxellendis felt a call to religious life. When Harduin and his party arrived to take her, Maxellendis refused, insisting she wished to become a nun. Angered by her defiance, Harduin killed her – and was immediately struck blind. Convinced him of his error, Harduin knelt beside the girl’s coffin, prayed for forgiveness – and his eyesight was restored.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints