Tuesday, February 7, 2012


St. Emebert
Bishop of Cambrai
Born 7th century Brabant, Frankish Empire
Died 710 Cambrai, Frankish Empire

Feastday: January 15
 (also known as Ablebert)

A bishop of Cambrai, in Flanders, Belgium. He was a brother of Sts. Gudula and Reineldis. Saint Emebert is said to have been a brother of Saints Rainaldes (Reineldis) and Gudula. He was bishop of Cambrai in Flanders

Saint Emebert was an early Bishop of Cambrai, often identified with Bishop Ablebert of Cambrai (early 8th century). He would have been the son of Duke Witger of Lotharingia and Saint Amalberga of Maubeuge. His siblings include four other saints, Ermelinde, Gudula, Pharaildis and the martyred Reineldis, beheaded during an invasion by the Huns.

According to the Gesta Episcoporum Cameracensis (Acts of the Bishops of Cambrai), he was buried in a place called Ham, located in the vicinity of Cambrai. His body was afterwards taken to Maubeuge Abbey, where his mother had become a nun.

His feast day is celebrated on the  January 15

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