St. Rictrudis was born in Gascony, France in the seventh century. She married St. Adalbald, by whom she had four children and who all became saints: Maurontius, Eusebia, Clotsindis and Adalsindis.
After her husband was murdered by her relatives, she became a nun and founded the convent of Marchiennes in the north of France.
She fell asleep in the Lord on May 12, 688.
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