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St. Ida of Belgium

Commemorated on May 8

St. Ida was born around 600 and was a daughter of the Duke of Aquitania in southwest France. Her brother was the Bishop of Trier. She was married to Pepin of Landen, with whom she had several children.

Upon her husband’s death in 640, Ida founded the famous convent at Nivelles in Belgium, along with her daughter. St. Gertrude.

St. Ida fell asleep in the Lord on May 8, 652.

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