Nivelles-en-Brabant
Community ID
 
1979
 
Town
 
Nivelles
 
Diocese
 
Namur
 
Region
 
Brabant
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Date Founded
 
647-650
 
Rule
 
Columban, then Bendictine, canons and canonesses from 877
 
Foundation Information
 

Founded by Saint Amand

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

St. Gertrude of Nivelles

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

The community is known for two instances of relic "humiliation." Twice through the thirteenth century, the relics of St. Gertrude at Nivelles were humiliated, in relation to troubles between the nunnery and the counts of Brabant.

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
647
 
Length
 
421