You might think of March 17 as St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also the feast day of a lesser-known saint: Gertrude of Nivelles, Patron Saint Of Cats. At least that’s what the internet says, even if the Roman Catholic Church has never made it official. Gertrude of Nivelles was born around 626 in Today is St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also the feast day of this original cat lady; here’s her history and a (kinda funny) prayer to her that I wrote. Gertrude of Nivelles is patron of cats and those who love them. Also gardeners and herbalists. St. Gertrude of Nivelles, Abbess March 17 Patron of Cats, the Recently Diseased, Gardeners, Travelers, Those with Mental Illness, and Those with a Morbid Fear of Mice and Rats. Catholic PATRON Saint Medals-14kt Gold Catholic Medals Sterling Silver Catholic Saint Medals Catholic medals–Relic Charms Military Oxidized bulk wholesale armed Forces St Christopher, 4 way-Who’s Your Patron Saint medallions 1 oval Silver oxidized metal made in Italy Catholic jewelry Cat-lovers, rejoice! While many of us will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day, today is also St Gertrude’s Day, known to many as the Patron Saint Of Cats. .
Gertrude of Nivelles, O.S.B. (also spelled Geretrude, Geretrudis, Gertrud; c. 626 – March 17, 659) was a 7th-century abbess who, with her mother Itta, founded the Abbey of Nivelles located in present-day Belgium. Learn about the lives of the saints and other saint resources, including a calendar, over 5,000 saint biographies, our most popular saints, and a list of patron saints. 7 days / week. What is a patron saint? Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life. These areas can include occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, causes — anything that is important to us. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known as Lord Byron, was an English nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement. .
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