|Saint Aldegonde, O.S.B.|
|Virgin and abbess|
Guînes, County of Hainaut
Abbey of Maubeuge,
County of Hainaut
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
|Major shrine||Abbey of Maubeuge,
Maubeuge, Nord, France
|Patronage||Breast cancer, wounds|
Saint Aldegonde (or Adelgonde) (Latin: Aldegundis or Adelgundis) (c. 639–684 AD) was a Frankish Benedictine abbess who is honored as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in France and Eastern Orthodox Church.
Aldegonde was closely related to the Merovingian royal family. Her parents, afterwards honored as St. Walbert, Count of Guînes, and St. Bertilla de Mareuil, lived in the County of Hainaut. She is the most famous of what Aline Hornaday calls the "Maubeuge Cycle" of Merovingian saints.
Aldegundis was urged to marry, but she chose the life of the cloister. Having allegedly walked across the waters of the Sambre, she had built on its banks a small hospital at Malbode, which later became, under the name Maubeuge Abbey, a famous abbey of Benedictine nuns, though at a later date these were replaced by canonesses. 
- Aline Hornaday, "Toward a Prosopography of the "Maubeuge Cycle" Saints", Prosopon Newsletter, 1996 on-line text.
- Thurston, Herbert. "St. Aldegundis." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 30 May 2016
- Butler's Lives of the Saints, 1864.
- article in Archéologie (March 2003), n° 398, p. 7
- Saint of the Day, January 30: Aldegundis of Maubeuge SaintPatrickDC.org. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
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- Saint of the Day, January 30: Aldegundis of Maubeuge at SaintPatrickDC.org