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Nicknames: "Bega", "Begga", "Beggue", "Beggule", "Begue", "Beggue /Of Landen/", "St Beggue /Austrasia/", "DE VROME ABDIS", "Saint", ">St. Begga (~620-694)< of Heristal", "Beggule von Heristal", "of Brabant", "Abbess of Andenne", "Saint Beggue of Austrasia", "Saint Beggue / Begga de Landen", "a..."
Place of Burial: Landen, Vlaams Gewest, België
Birthplace: Landen, Vlaams Gewest, België
Death: Died in Heristal, Liege, Belgium
Occupation: Abbesse d'Andenne-sur-Meuse, Abbess of Andenne, Abbedissa av Andenne (692-693), Saint Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, ABT 0613 - 0698, Abbess of Andenne 691, Abdes van Andenne vanaf 691., Saint Begga, Saint, Abbess, Abbedissa av Andenne, Sainte Begga
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About Begga de Landen, abbesse d'Andenne

Saint Begga (Begue, Begge) (615-693), daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. She built a convent at Andenne sur Meuse. She is venerated as a saint (September 6, December 17).

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From the English Wikipedia page on Begga (Retrieved 1-22-2009): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begga

Saint Begga (also Begue) (615 – December 17, 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta.

On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.

Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished.

Marriage and issue

She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children:

1. Pepin of Heristal 2. Martin of Laon 3. Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

Veneration

She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, 6 September and 17 December.

References

1.^ J. A. Ryckel ab Oorbeeck, Vita S. Beggae Ducissae Brabantiae Andetennensium, Begginarum et Beggardorum fundatricis vetus (Louvain, 1631) 2.^ McDonnell, Beguines and Beghards, pp. 179, n. 51 and 430-31

References (Manual)

1. Attwater, Donald and Catherine Rachel John. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993; ISBN 0140513124 2. Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani 3. Butler's lives of the saints 4. History of Andenne, Belgium 5. F. Baix, "Begge," in Dictionnaire d'histoire et de gdographie ecclesiastiques, VII, ed. A. Baudrillart (Paris, 1934), cols. 441-48 6. F. Rousseau, "Le monastere merovingien d'Andenne", A travers I'histoire de Namur, du Namurois et de la Wallonie. Recueil d'articles de Felix Rousseau (n.p., 1977), pp. 279-313 7. Genealogiae ducum Brabantiae, Ed. J. Heller, MGH SS, XXV, pp. 385-413, ref Genealogia ampliata, 1270 8. A dictionary of saintly women, vol. 1, by Agnes Baillie Cunninghame Dunbar pp. 111-12

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SAINT BEGA As reference: introduction from the English Wikipedia page on the Irish St. Bega: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Bega

Saint Bega was reputedly a saint of the Early Middle Ages; an Irish princess[1] who valued virginity. Promised in marriage to a Viking prince who, according to a medieval manuscript The Life of St Bega[2], was "son of the king of Norway", Bega "fled across the Irish sea to land at St. Bees on the Cumbrian coast. There she settled for a time, leading a life of exemplary piety, then, fearing the raids of pirates which were starting along the coast, she moved over to Northumbria". The most likely time for this would have been after 850, when the Vikings were settling Ireland[2]. -------------------- Notes: The Calendar of the Saints says after her husband was killed hunting she decided to make a pilgrimage to Rome. On returning home she founded seven churches at Ardenne of the Meuse. She also set up an abbey at the same place where she died. 17 Dec is her feast day. -------------------------- From Robert Sewell's Genealogy Site. Link outdated: http://www3.sympatico.ca/robert.sewell/sitemapweb.html

Saint Begga of Landen Female, (about 613 - about 698)

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Saint Begga of Landen was born about 613 in Landen, Liege, Belgium.2 She was the daughter of Pépin "the Old" Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia and Saint Itta.1,2,3,4,5

Saint Begga of Landen was also known as Saint Bègue. Before 639 Begga married Duke Ansgise Mayor of the Palace, son of Saint Arnulf Mayor of the Palace and Bishop of Metz and Clothilde.1,2,3,5

Saint Begga of Landen died in 694 in Andenne, France.3,5

Or Saint Begga of Landen died about 698 in Andenne, France.1,2,5

Charts

Ancestry of Edward III Children of Saint Begga of Landen and Duke Ansgise Mayor of the Palace Martin of Laon+ 2 Pépin II of Heristal Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia+ (a 635 - 16 Dec 714)1,2,3,4

Citations

Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650. Fifth Edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982.

Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa. Fourth Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002.

Moriarty, G. Andrews. "The Origin of the Carolingians", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XCVIII (October 1944).

Kelley, David H.. "Genealogical Research in England: A New Consideration of the Carolingians", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume CI (April 1947).

http://www.genealogy.theroyfamily.com/p30522.htm -------------------- Married to her first cousin. -------------------- From the Dictionary of Saintly Women: http://www.archive.org/stream/saintlywomen01dunbuoft#page/n123/mode/2up/search/Begga

St. Begga: Dec. 17, 7th Century, Patron of Anden.

Represented: (1) with a bear or boar to show that she built her church in a place previously the resort of wild beasts, or in memory of a tradition that her grandson, Charles Martel, killed a bear at Anden; (2) with a hen and seven chickens, or a flock of ducks in a little pool. (The site of her first church is said to have been indicated to her by seven little animals grouped around their mother.) She holds in her hand a complicated building to represent the seven churches that she built.

Begga was daughter of Pepin of Landen, Mayor of the Palace under Clothaire II (613) and Dagobert I (628), Kings of France, and Sigebert II (638) King of Austrasia. Her mother was B. Ida. Her sister was the famous St. Gertrud of Nivelle. Begga married Ansigisilus, or Anchisus, son of Saints Arnulf and Doda.

Arnulf, or Arnoul, was of noble Frankish birth. Ansigisilus and Begga had a son, Pepin of Herstal, the second of three great Pepins, and the father of Charles Martel. Ansigisilus met his death while hunting (assassination at the Chalet de Chevremont according to other sources).

Begga then made a pilgrimage to Rome, and on her return built seven chapels at Anden on the Meuse between Huy and Namur, in imitation of the seven principal churches in Rome.

She also built a nunnery at Anden like that of her sister at Nivell. Gertrude had long been dead. St. Wulfetrude, the second abbess, was dead too. Agnes, the third abbess, took care to give Begga the benefit of all that she learned under the holy Gertrude and sent nuns to train the new community.

They took with them a piece of St. Gertrude's bed and placed it near the altar of St. Genovefa in Begga's church, where it worked miraculous cures and was adorned with votive offerings of gold and precious stones. The monastery of Anden was afterwards converted into a collegiate church of 32 canonesses of noble families, with 10 canons to officiate at the altar.

Begga is said by some authorities to have founded the Beguines, who devoted themselves to religion under simple vows not taken for life. The general opinion is that they were founded in the 12th century by Lambert le Begue, a priest at Liege.

R.M. Cahier. Butler, Lives. Bouquet, Recueil iii.304, "Chronique de St. Denis." Pertz, Hausmeier, p.52. Mabillon, Contemporary Life of St. Gertrude.

From Butler's Lives of the Saints: http://books.google.com/books?id=eOVkcqmS_okC&pg=PA146&lpg=PA146#v=onepage&q&f=false

St. Begga, Abbess (693)

Pepin of Landen, Mayor to three Frankish kings and himself commonly called Blessed, was married to Bd. Itta or Ida. Two of their three children were St. Gertrude of Nivelles (17 March), and her older sister, Begga. Gertrude refused to marry and became abbess of her mother's foundation at Nivelles. Begga married Ansegosilus, son of St. Arnulf of Metz (18 July), and spent much of her life as a nobleman's wife. Their son was Pepin of Herstal, the founder of the Carlovingian dynasty of France.

After the death of her husband, Begga in 691 built at Andenne on the Meuse seven chapels, representing the Seven Churches of Rome, around a central church and a religious house which received nuns from her sister's abbey. This subsequently became a house of canonesses, and the Lateran Canons Regular commemorate St. Begga as belonging to their Order.

She is also venerated by the Beguines of Belgium as their patroness, but the common assumption that she founded this order is a mistake, based on the similarity of the names. The term beguinae, first encountered about the year 1200, was originally a term of reproach used of the Albigenses.

St. Begga died as abbess of Andenne and was buried there.

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Merovingian nobility: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FRANKSMaiordomi.htm

BEGGA (-693).

The Annales Xantenses name "Begga" as the second daughter of Pepin and record her marriage with "Anchisus dux egregius filius Arnulfi epicopi Mettensium"[24]. However, her position in this source as junior to her sister Gertrudis may be due to the latter´s standing as a religious figure.

The Cronica Hohenburgensis names "huius soror [beata Gerdrudis] Begga" as wife of "Angiso sancti Arnulfi filio"[25].

m ([643/44]) ANSEGISEL, son of ARNOUL Bishop of Metz & his wife [Doda] (-killed [662]). -------------------- From the Deloria-Hurst online family tree (no attribution of sources): http://www.deloriahurst.com/deloriahurst%20page/1681.html

Saint Begga, patron of Benjuines

Memorial 17 December

Profile -Daughter of Blessed Pepin I of Landen, mayor of the palace, and Saint Ida of Nivelles. Sister of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. Married Ansegilius, son of Saint Arnulf of Metz. Mother of Pepin of Herstal, founder of the Carolingian dynasty of rulers in France, in 635, and of Martin of Laon.

On the death of her husband in 691 in a hunting accident, she took the veil, founded founded seven churches, and founded in (691-692) a convent at Andenne, near Namur, Belgium. The first nuns came from Nivelles and introduced Irish monastic customs. Begga's remains are preserved at Andenne; her vita was written in the late 11th century. She is invoked for the cure of hernias and of infants' diseases. Although she has been the patroness of the Beguines since the 14th century, she was not their foundress. -------------------- From Wikipedia:

Saint Begga (also Begue, Begge) (615 — 17 December 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne. Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress.

She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children:

   * Pepin of Heristal
   * Martin of Laon
   * Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

-------------------- St. Begga Feastday: December 17

Begga was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace, and St. Itta. She married Ansegilius, son of St. Arnulf of Metz, and their son was Pepin of Herstal, founder of the Carolingian dynasty of rulers in France. On the death of her husband in the year 691, she built a church and convent at Andenne on the Meuse River and died there. Her feast day is December 17th.

source: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=263 -------------------- Noteringar

Helgon , Abbedissa AV Andenne . Född 613 i Landen , Belgien . Död 698 i Frankrike.


Barn av Ansegisel och Begga von Heristal är:

Pepin II , född 635 i Heristal, Leige , Belgien , död 16 december 714 i Jupile på Muse , gift Chalpaida

Grimoald von Neustrien


Drogo de Champagne

-------------------- Noteringar Helgon, Abbedissa av Andenne. Född 613 i Landen,

Död : 17 december 693 i Kloster Andenne ( an der Maas )

Anorna fortsätter www.american-pictures.com/genealogy/persons/per01990.htm#0 artursson.se/0002/2656.htm


-------------------- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begga Begga aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie Wechseln zu: Navigation, Suche

Die heilige Begga von Heristal (Herstal), von Landen, von Andenne, von Brabant, von Metz und von Austrasien (* um 620; † 17. Dezember 692, 693 oder 695) war die Tochter des fränkischen Hausmeiers Pippin der Ältere und der Itta oder Iduberga. Sie war die Großmutter von Karl Martell, dem Großvater Karls des Großen.

Sie heiratete Ansegisel von Metz-Austrasien, den Sohn des Bischofs Arnulf von Metz aus der Familie der Arnulfinger, und verstärkte damit die bislang schon bestehende Allianz zwischen den beiden Familien. Ihr einziges Kind war der spätere Hausmeier Pippin der Mittlere, der Macht und Besitz der Arnulfinger und Pippiniden vereinigen konnte.

Begga gründete 690/691, also kurz vor ihrem Tod, das Kloster Andenne an der Maas zwischen Namur und Lüttich. Beerdigt wurde sie in Andenne an der Maas. Gedenktage [Bearbeiten]

Ihr Gedenktag als Heilige der römisch-katholischen Kirche ist am 17. Dezember. Das Gedenken an die Übertragung ihrer Reliquien findet am 7. Juli statt. Name [Bearbeiten]

Begga - auch Bega oder Beggue - ist ein weiblicher Vorname, der auch in der Verkleinerungsform „Beggule“ existiert. Die männliche Entsprechung ist „Bego“ (Beggo/Begue). Bei dem Namen dürfte es sich um eine Abkürzung von Berchtegundis handeln. Weblinks und Quellen [Bearbeiten]

   * genealogie-mittelalter.de
   * Rudolf Schieffer: Die Karolinger. W. Kohlhammer Druckerei GmbH + Co. Stuttgart, 2000, S. 17 und 22
   * Begga. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL).

Normdaten: PND: 13780623X (PICA) | VIAF: 85987298 | WP-Personeninfo Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 30. Mai 2010 um 04:33 Uhr geändert. -------------------- was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children: Pepin of Heristal, Martin of Laon, and Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks.

On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River where she spent the rest of her days as abbess.

Some hold that the beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, is that the beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished.

-------------------- Begga (also Begue) (615 – December 17, 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as Abbess.

Some hold that the beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, is that the beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished.

Marriage and issue She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children:

Pepin of Heristal Martin of Laon Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

Veneration She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, September 6 and December 17.

-------------------- Note: daughter of Pipin of Landen, Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia, d. 694, and his wife Itta, daughter of Arnoldus, Bishop of Metz, and a niece of St.Modoald, Bishop. of G Treves, sons, it is said of ANSBERTUS, the Senator(180-5). (Weis, 190-9)

-------------------- Became a nun after the death of her husband. Founded several nunneries and became an abbess.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begga -------------------- After Saint Begga's husband died, she entered a convent, founded several churches, and build another convent at Andenne. There she lived as an abbess for the rest of her life Her Feast Day is September 6.. --------------------

Saint Begga


Born 615 Died December 17, 693 Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Feast September 6 and December 17 Saint Begga (also Begue) (615 – December 17, 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.

Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished.

Marriage and issue She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children:

Pepin of Heristal Martin of Laon Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

Veneration She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, September 6 and December 17.

-------------------- Saint Begga (also Begue) (615–December 17, 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.

Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished.

[edit] Marriage and issue

She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children:

   * Pepin of Heristal
   * Martin of Laon
   * Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

[edit] Veneration

She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, September 6 and December 17.

[edit] References

   * Attwater, Donald and Catherine Rachel John. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 0140513124.
   * Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani

-------------------- Saint Begga (also Begue) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz. She bore him three children, all of them independently our ancestors: Pepin and Martin and Clotilda.

On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.

Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begga for more information. -------------------- Beginning of the Carolingian dynasty -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Familj med Ansegisel av Metz (- 629) Barn: Pippin II av Austrasien (- 714)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Noteringar Enligt legenden skulle Begga efter sin mans död under en jakt ha gjort en pilgrimsresa till Rom. När hon återvände hem grundande hon sju kyrkor i Ardenne. Hon grundade också ett kloster där hon senare dog. Källa: Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Hull, England

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Källor

1)  Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Hull, England 
 
 

-------------------- Saint Begga (also Begue) (615–December 17, 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.

Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished.

She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children:

   * Pepin of Heristal
   * Martin of Laon
   * Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

-------------------- Sainte Begga Fondatrice du Monastère d'Andenne -------------------- The Calendar of the Saints says after her husband was killed hunting she decided to make a pilgrimage to Rome. On returning home she founded seven churches at Ardenne of the Meuse. She also set up an abbey at the same place where she died. 17 Dec is her feast day.

Profile -Daughter of Blessed Pepin I of Landen, mayor of the palace, and Saint Ida of Nivelles. Sister of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. Married Ansegilius, son of Saint Arnulf of Metz. Mother of Pepin of Herstal, founder of the Carolingian dynasty of rulers in France, in 635, and of Martin of Laon.

On the death of her husband in 691 in a hunting accident, she took the veil, founded founded seven churches, and founded in (691-692) a convent at Andenne, near Namur, Belgium. The first nuns came from Nivelles and introduced Irish monastic customs. Begga's remains are preserved at Andenne; her vita was written in the late 11th century. She is invoked for the cure of hernias and of infants' diseases. Although she has been the patroness of the Beguines since the 14th century, she was not their foundress.

from Deloriahurst.com

-------------------- Saint Begga (also Begue, Begge) (615–December 17, 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.

Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished. Marriage and issue

She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children:

   * Pepin of Heristal
   * Martin of Laon
   * Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

Veneration

She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, September 6 and December 17. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begga -------------------- Doda (St. Begga). Saint Feast Day is Dec. 17.

Sources: The book, 'Kings & Queens of Europe'. The book, 'The Dark Ages'. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begga -------------------- Suffix : Abbedissa i Andenne -------------------- Święta Bega była córką Pepina z Landen i św. Itty oraz siostrą św. Gertrudy z Nivelles. Poślubiła Ansegiza, który był synem św. Arnulfa z Metzu, i który został dworzaninem Sigeberta III oraz Childeryka II. Zginął on, zamordowany przez jakiegoś Gundowina, który sam potem zginął z rąk Pepina II z Heristalu, syna zamordowanego. Sama Bega żył długo na zamku Chčvremont pod Ličge. Potem obrała stan zakonny i jaki mniszka przebywała w ufundowanym przez siebie klasztorze w Andenne pod Namur. Zmarła około 691 roku. Od XI wieku widniała w martyrologiach. -------------------- Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on

  1. Note: Page: Arnulf of Metz, Pepin II
  2. Note: Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
  3. Note: Page: 190-9

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  1. Born: Abt 613, Landen, Liege, Belgium
  2. Married to Ansigise of Metz Meroving
  3. Died: Abt 693, Ardenne on the Meuse River

2 of her Children:

Pepin II de Heristal

Martin of Laon

Begga was the daugter of the powerful Austrasian nobleman Mayor Pepin I, and was married to Ansegisel, son of the powerful Austrasian nobleman Bishop Arnulf of Metz.

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Saint Begga, patron of Benjuines

Memorial

17 December

Profile -Daughter of Blessed Pepin I of Landen, mayor of the palace, and Saint Ida of Nivelles. Sister of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. Married Ansegilius, son of Saint Arnulf of Metz. Mother of Pepin of Herstal, founder of the Carolingian dynasty of rulers in France, in 635, and of Martin of Laon.

On the death of her husband in 691 in a hunting accident, she took the veil, founded founded seven churches, and founded in (691-692) a convent at Andenne, near Namur, Belgium. The first nuns came from Nivelles and introduced Irish monastic customs. Begga's remains are preserved at Andenne; her vita was written in the late 11th century. She is invoked for the cure of hernias and of infants' diseases. Although she has been the patroness of the Beguines since the 14th century, she was not their foundress.

Died 693 at Ardenne on the Meuse River

Canonized Pre-Congregation

-------------------- Spouse: Ansegisel

Issue:

Pepin of Heristal

Martin of Laon

Clotilda of Heristal, who was married to Theuderic III of the Franks

Saint Begga (also Begue, Begge) (615 – 17 December 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne. Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress.

The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished

She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, 6 September and 17 December. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begga -------------------- On the death of her husband in the year 691, St. Bégue built a church and convent at Andenne on the Meuse River and died there. Her feast day is December 17th.

-------------------- S. Begga (attorno al 620 – Andenne, 17 dicembre 693). Era una delle figlie di Pipino di Landen e di sua moglie Itta. Il padre Pipino di Landen, Maggiordomo di Austrasia, la diede in sposa ad Ansegiso, domesticus dei re Sigeberto III e Childerico II e figlio del vescovo Arnolfo di Metz. Dal loro matrimonio nacque Pipino di Herstal, che fu il fautore della riunificazione dei regni franchi ed il fondatore della dinastia dei Carolingi. Imitando la madre che, rimasta vedova, aveva fondato il monastero di Nivelles, diventandone badessa, dopo la morte di suo marito Ansegiso (685) fondò il monastero di Notre Dame. Santa Begga fondò il monastero di Andenne e ne fu badessa. È nel catalogo dei santi della Chiesa cattolica. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded several churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne. Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished. -------------------- Saint Begga of Landen was born about 613 in Landen, Liege, Belgium. She was the daughter of Pépin "the Old" Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia and Saint Itta. Saint Begga of Landen was also known as Saint Bègue. Before 639 Begga, married Duke Ansgise Mayor of the Palace, son of Saint Arnulf Mayor of the Palace and Bishop of Metz and Clothilde. Saint Begga of Landen died in 694 in Andenne, France, or Saint Begga of Landen died about 698 in Saint Begga of Landen was born about 613 in Landen, Liege, Belgium.2 She was the daughter of Pépin "the Old" Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia and Saint Itta. Saint Begga of Landen was also known as Saint Bègue. Before 639 Begga, married Duke Ansgise Mayor of the Palace, son of Saint Arnulf Mayor of the Palace and Bishop of Metz and Clothilde. Saint Begga of Landen died between 694 or 698 in Andenne, France On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded seven churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne. Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress. She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, 6 September and 17 December. --------------------

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Begga

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saint Begga (also Begue, Begge) (615 - 17 December 693) was the daughter of Pepin of Landen, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and his wife Itta von Swaibia. On the death of her husband, she took the veil, founded seven churches, and built a convent at Andenne on the Meuse River (Andenne sur Meuse) where she spent the rest of her days as abbess. She was buried in Saint Begga's Collegiate Church in Andenne.

Life

Her parents were Pepin of Landen and his wife, Itta. She married Ansegisel, son of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz, and had three children: Pepin of Heristal, Martin of Laon, and Clotilda of Heristal, who married Theuderic III of the Franks. Ansegisel died while out hunting. Begga made a pilgrimage to Rome, and upon her return built seven churches at Andenne on the Meuse.

Veneration

She is commemorated as a saint on her feast days, 6 September and 17 December.

St. Begga's Feast Day is 17 December.

Some hold that the Beguine movement which came to light in the 12th century was actually founded by St. Begga; and the church in the beguinage of Lier, Belgium, has a statue of St. Begga standing above the inscription: St. Begga, our foundress.

The Lier beguinage dates from the 13th century. More than likely, however, the Beguines derived their name from that of the priest Lambert le Begue, under whose protection the witness and ministry of the Beguines flourished. -------------------- St. Begga's Feast Day is 17 Decembe -------------------- Leo: Caroli Magni Progenies, Neustadt an der Aisch, 1977 , Rösch, Siegfried, Reference: 52.

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Saint Beggue of Austrasia's Timeline

613
613
Landen, Vlaams Gewest, België
635
635
Age 22
Herstal, Liège, Walloon Region, Belgium
639
639
Age 26
Austria
650
650
Age 37
Metz, Moselle, France
658
658
Age 45
Heiress of, Brabant
658
Age 45
Heiress of, Brabant
658
Age 45
Heiress of, Brabant
692
692
- December 17, 693
Age 79
Andenne-sur-Meuse, Walloon Province, Belgium
693
December 17, 693
Age 80
France

Feast September 6 and December 17

December 17, 693
Age 80
Heristal, Liege, Belgium