Amalberga of Temse

Amalberga of Temse

Infobox Saint
name= Saint Amalberga of Temse
death_date=772 AD
venerated_in= Roman Catholic Church

imagesize= 250px

Amalberga of Temse (died 772) was a Lotharingian woman celebrated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. She is especially venerated in Temse, Ghent, Munsterbilzen and other parts of Flanders. Many miracles, such as crossing a lake on a giant sturgeon, were attributed to her.

Her "vita" is sometimes interpreted to be connected to Charlemagne or Charles Martel. Her biography says that a prince called Charles would have sought a marriage from her. According to the story, she refused and prostrated herself at a church altar. When he tried to move her by force, he broke her arm, but was unable to carry her off. He fell ill because of his actions, but she forgave him and healed him in one of her miracles.

The virgin Amalberga of Temse is not to be confused with Amalberga of Maubeuge.


[ "St. Amalberga"] from the "Catholic Encyclopedia"

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