This Bertha at twenty years of age married a nobleman by whom she had five daughters. After her husband's death, she retired to the nunnery which she had built at Blangy in Artois, with her two elder daughters, Gertrude and Deotila. After establishing regular observance in her community, she left Deotila abbess in her stead, and shut herself in a cell, to be employed only in prayer. No confidence can, however, be put in the historical accuracy of these particulars, for which the evidence is very late and inreliable. Another story, of her pursuit by a certain Roger who wished to marry her by force, is equally worthless.
The so-called life is printed in the Acta Sanctorum, July, vol. ii; see also Van der Essen, Étude critique, pp. 420-421.
Butler's Lives of The Saints, Herbert J. Thurston, S.J. and Donald Attwater
Nihil Obstat: PATRICIVS MORRIS, S.T.D., L.S.S., CENSOR DEPVTATVS.
Imprimatur: E. MORROGH BERNARD, VICARIVS GENERALIS
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