Catholic Saints

Saint Bertille

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Bertille
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  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Bertille
  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbess

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Bertille
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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Bertille: November 5
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbess
  • Date of Death: Saint Bertille died 692

The Story and History of Saint Bertille
The story and history of Saint Bertille. Saint Bertille was born of one of the most illustrious families in the territory of Soissons, in the reign of Dagobert I. As she grew up she learned perfectly to despise the world, and earnestly desired to renounce it. Not daring to tell this to her parents, she first consulted St. Ouen, by whom she was encouraged in her resolution.

The Saint's parents were then made acquainted with her desire, which God inclined them not to oppose. They conducted her to Jouarre, a great monastery in Brie, four leagues from Meaux, where she was received with great joy and trained up in the strictest practice of monastic perfection. By her perfect submission to all her sisters she seemed every one's servant, and acquitted herself with such great charity land edification that she was chosen prioress to assist the abbess in her administration. About the year 646 she was appointed first abbess of the abbey of Chelles, which she governed for forty-six years with equal vigor and discretion, until she closed her penitential life in 692.

Feast Day of Saint Bertille
The Feast Day of Saint Bertille is November 5. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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