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Feastday: July 16
Patron of open wounds, against eye diseases
Birth: 630
Death: 700

Martyr, also called Raineldis and Reinildis. The daughter of Count Witger and St. Arnalberga, she tried unsuccessfully to join her father at Lobbes Abbey, in France, when he and her mother both decided to enter the religious life. After a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she returned home and devoted herself to a life of charitable work at Saintes. She was put to death with Grimoald, a deacon, and Gundulf, her servant, by barbarian invaders probably at  Kontich, in Antwerp, Belgium. Her sister was St. Gudula. 


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