St. Gertrude of Nivelles – March 17

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, Patron Saint for Securing Accommodations or Lodging

Extract from March 17th – St. Gertrude of Nivelles: “She was a daughter of Pepin I of Landen, and a younger sister of St. Begga, Abbess of Andenne. One day, when she was about ten years of old, her father invited King Dagobert and some noblemen to a banquet. When on this occasion she was asked to marry the son of the Duke of Austrasia she indignantly replied that she would marry neither him nor any other man, but that Christ alone would be her bridegroom. . . . There is a legend that one day she sent some of her subjects to a distant country, promising that no misfortune would befall them on the journey. When they were on the ocean, a large sea-monster threatened to capsize their ship, but disappeared upon the invocation of St. Gertrude.” See PICTURE of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. See also: Gertrude of Nivelles (Multilingual), Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (EN), St. Gertrude of Nivelles (EN), Gertrudis de Nivelles, Santa (SP), Santa Gertrude di Nivelles (IT), Sainte Gertrude de Nivelles (FR), św. Gertruda (PO). VIDEO: Santa Gertrude di Nivelles.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Gertrude of Nielles on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Displacement caused by the earthquake, tsunami and eruption of Volcano Merapi in Indonesia (November, 2010) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – November 8 – November 21, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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