St.Gertrude of Nivelles(Mar.17)

Mar 17, 2012 by

March 17:

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles:  

Patron Saint of

 the Poor and the Sick,of those with Mental

Disorders, of Prisoners, of Travellers,

of Travellers wishing to secure accomodations,

of Cats, against Rats and Mice,

of Gardeners, Hospitals and Pilgrims,

of Widows and of the Recently Deceased

Feast Date:

March 17


against fear of mice

against fear of rats

against fever

against insanity

against mental disorders

against mental illness

against mice

against rats

against suriphobia


for accomodations




mentally ill people


poor people


recently dead people

sick people


to obtain lodging while travelling



Landen, Belgium

Nivelles, Belgium

Wattenscheid, Germany

Extract from March 17th – St. Gertrude of Nivelles: “She was a daughter of Pepin I of Landen, and a younger sister of St. Begga, Abbess of Andenne. One day, when she was about ten years of old, her father invited King Dagobert and some noblemen to a banquet. When on this occasion she was asked to marry the son of the Duke of Austrasia she indignantly replied that she would marry neither him nor any other man, but that Christ alone would be her bridegroom. . . . There is a legend that one day she sent some of her subjects to a distant country, promising that no misfortune would befall them on the journey. When they were on the ocean, a large sea-monster threatened to capsize their ship, but disappeared upon the invocation of St. Gertrude.” See PICTURE of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. See also: Gertrude of Nivelles (Multilingual), Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (EN), St. Gertrude of Nivelles (EN), Gertrudis de Nivelles, Santa (SP), Santa Gertrude di Nivelles (IT), Sainte Gertrude de Nivelles (FR), św. Gertruda (PO). VIDEO: Santa Gertrude di Nivelles.


The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Gertrude of Nivelles on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Displacement caused by the earthquake, tsunami and eruption of Volcano Merapi in Indonesia (November, 2010) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – November 8 – November 21, 2010.





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