Amalberga (St and Widow)
Amalberga (St. And Widow)
was born about the beginning of the 7th century, of noble parents, in Austrasia. Her uncle, Pepin, married her against her will to a great lord, named Thierry, by whom she had a daughter, afterwards St. Pharailda. Upon the death of her first husband, Pepin forced her to marry a second time, count Witger, a nobleman of Brabant. Of this marriage were born Sts. Gudula, Reinelda, and Emebertus (or Ablebertus). She took the veil at Maubeuge, where she died about A.D. 670, July 10, on which day her festival is celebrated in the Low Countries.