Bertha (or Berta) Saint
Bertha (Or Berta) Saint abbess of Blangy, in Artois, was the daughter of the n count Rigobertus and Ursana, and was born about 650 in Artois. When twenty years of age she married Sigefroi, with whom she lived twenty years. Upon his death she retired to:the monastery which she had built at Blany, diocese of Terouanne. In this monastery she built three churches, and, having resigned the office of abbess to her daughter Deotila, retired into a cell, where she remained until her death in 725, at the age of seventynine years. Her monastery was burned by the Normans in 895, and was restored by the Benedictines in 1032. Her festival is marked July 4, the day of her death, and Oct. 11, the day of her translation. See Hist. Litt. Franc. 6:129; Parenty, Histoire de S. Berthe et de l'Abbaye de Blangy (Arras, 1846); Bolland, Acta Sanctorum, Jul. 2, 47.