Saint Reineldis as a pilgrim to the Holy Land, by the Master of Elsloo, circa 1530
|Virgin and Martyr|
Saintes, Brabant, Belgium
|Major shrine||Saintes, where her relics are kept|
|Attributes||sword or pilgrim's staff|
|Patronage||open wounds, against eye diseases|
Reineldis was born in a place called Condacum (which is identified with either Condé-sur-l'Escaut or Kontich). She was the daughter of Duke Witger of Lotharingia and Saint Amalberga of Maubeuge. Her brother Emebert was a priest in the diocese of Cambrai. Her biography mentions Gudula as her sister. Her mother entered the religious life at Maubeuge Abbey.
Reineldis is commonly depicted with a sword or being dragged by her hair, referring to the decapitation. She is also portrayed as a pilgrim, because of her journey to the Holy Land.
The Saint Reineldis church (1553) in Saintes (Belgium).
The Saint Reineldis fountain (1861) in Saintes (Belgium).
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