- Also known as
Gudula of Brussels
- 8 January;
19 January in the diocese of Ham and Moorzeele
- Daughter of Count Witger and Saint Amalburga, great-niece of Emperor Pepin, sister of Saint Pharaildis.
Sister of Saint Reinelda and Saint Emebertus.
Niece and student of Saint Gertrude of Nivelle, who trained her in the religious life.
Pious and devoted, she lived for her prayers and time in church.
During her early morning visits to the church in Moorsel, the devil extinguished her candle, which would miraculously re-ignite.
The flower called tremella deliquescens, bears fruit in the beginning of January; it's known as "Sinte Goulds lampken" (Saint Gudula's lantern) because not even the winter can extinguish it.
- 7th century at Brabant, Belgium
712 at Hamme, Brabant, Belgium of natural causes
buried in front of the church door in her hometown of Hamme
relics translated to Moorsel, then in 978 to Saint Gery's in Brussels, in 1047 to the large collegiate church of Saint Michel (later Sainte Gudule)
on 6 June 1579 the Calvinists destroyed her shrine, and scattered the relics
holding a candle in her right hand, a lamp in her left, which a demon is trying to extinguish
holding a torch
woman with lantern which the devil tries to blow out, sometimes with a bellows
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