Godelive De Ghistelles, Saint

Godelive De Ghistelles, Saint a martyr of the 11th century, was born at Ghistelles, in Flanders. She was religiously trained from her youth at the chateau of Long Fort, in Boulonnais. She was married to Bertolf, who at last caused her to be put to death. Her festival is on July 6. Legend attributes to her many miracles, and her life was written by Dragon, priest of Ghistelles, one of her contemporaries. Another, published in German, was entitled Godelive Boeek, in Gothic characters, ornamented with coarse wood engravings. This book was translated and published by Louis as Baecker (Bruges, 1849). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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