Sunday, September 7, 2014


St. Humbeline
Humbeline of Jully

Also known as

Feast day: February 12

Born 1092 in Dijon, France

Died 21 August 1136 at the Jully-les-Nonnains convent in France of natural causes
several family members, include Saint Bernard were with her buried in Jully-les-Nonnains

Beatified 1703 by Pope Clement XI (cultus confirmed)

Benedictine abbess and younger sister of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, France. Married to Guy de Narcy,a member of the ruling family of Lorraine in modern France. After a few years of rich and frivolous living, Humbeline visited her brother and underwent a personal conversion. She received permission from her husband, Guy de Marcy, to enter the Benedictines at Jully les Nonnais convent near Troyes, France. becoming abbess and succeeding her sister in law, Elizabeth. Humbeline died in her brothers arms.

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