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She was born in Brabant Belgium in the seventh century and a relative of Saint Pepin of Landen. Married amalbergayoung to Count Witger and was the mother of St Gudula of Brussels, St Emebert, and St Reineldis, all of whom she taught herself, including religion. When the youngest was grown, both Amalburga and her husband retired to Benedictine houses, the Count to Lobbes, Belgium, Amalberga (Amalia or Amelia) to Maubeuge Abbey where she embraced a life of asceticism and prayer. Received the veil from St Willibrord of Echternach. She once crossed a lake by riding on the back of a giant sturgeon, which led to her representation on or with a fish.  She died in 690 and was buried beside her husband at the monastery at Lobbes, Belgium.  Her relics have been kept in St Peter’s Abbey Church in Ghent Belgium since 1073. –

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