Oda of Brabant

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Oda of Brabant
Prioress
Born 1134
Anderlues, Belgium
Died 1158 (aged 23–24)
Rivroelles, Belgium
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Feast 20 April

Oda of Brabant (also called Oda of Anderlues; 1134–1158) was a Belgian prioress of the 12th century, commonly revered as a saint.

Life[edit]

Oda was born to a noble family from the Brabant region of Belgium. In order to avoid an arranged marriage to a young nobleman, she disfigured her face. Her family then allowed her to follow the religious vocation she desired. She became a Premonstratensian nun at Rivroelles, eventually becoming prioress there.[1]

Veneration[edit]

Although Oda's cultus has never been formally confirmed, popular devotion continues. Her feast day is 20 April.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Terry. "Oda". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 2007-04-20.