Bl. Helwisa of Coulombus
February 11, Blessed



Etymology: From the Old French name Héloïse, which is probably from the Germanic name Helewidis, composed of the elements heil "hale, healthy" and wid "wide".

Died:  c.1060 of natural causes. Her relics enshrined in the abbey at Coulombs, France

Also known as
    •    Elisa
    •    Eloisa
    •    Heloise
    •    Helvisa


Born to the French nobility. Married to Count Hugh of Meulan. Widowed. Donated a large part of her inheritance to the nearby Benedictine abbey of Notre-Dame in Coulombs, France. She married again but was soon widowed a second time and decided to renounce all worldly life. She spent the rest of her days as an anchoress in a cell attached the basilica and under the spiritual direction of the abbey in Coulombs, but never joined the Order.


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