Blessed Humbeline, Portugal, 17th cent.
near Dijon, France
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||1703 by Pope Clement XI|
|Feast||August 21 (formerly February 12)|
Tradition or genre
After obtaining permission from her then-husband, Humbeline entered the community of nuns at Jully in 1133, when a charter records the tithes she contributed. She later became prioress at Jully.
Humbeline was born to Tescelin de Fontaine, lord of Fontaine-lès-Dijon, and Alèthe de Montbard, both nobles of Burgundy. She was the younger sister of Bernard of Clairvaux, and her entry into the Benedictine priory at Jully, apparently at the urging of her brother, figures in accounts of Bernard of Clairvaux's life.
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