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1. This female saint was born at Landen in the 7th century. She married Ansegilius, son of St. Arnulf of Metz, with whom she had two children; Pepin of Herstal and Martin of Laon. The former became King of France and was the father of Charles Martel. Who was she?
2. St Gertrude of Nivelles was born at Landen in the 7th century. Her mother founded a convent upon the death of her husband; she joined the convent herself, and Gertrude became its abbess. Gertrude is one of the patron saints of gardeners, who traditionally regarded her feast day- March 17- as a time to begin planting. Gertrude shares this feast day with a much more famous male saint; who is it?
3. St. Chrodegang was a native of Brabant who became the secretary to Charles Martel. In 742, he was elected bishop of Metz, although he had not yet taken holy orders. As bishop, he was involved in a momentous event in French history; what was it?
4. St. Hubert of Liege was a courtier in the service of Pepin of Heristal in the late 7th century. After his wife's death, he was emotionally devastated and devoted much of his time to hunting. It was while engaged in this pastime that he underwent a religious conversion and made the decision to take holy orders. According to legend, Hubert was actually converted by one of the animals he was hunting; what type of animal was it?
5. St. Drogo was a Flemish nobleman of the 12th century who became a hermit and shepherd in Sebourg, France, after undertaking a series of pilgrimages. He was best-known for a certain miraculous ability he had, which gave rise to a famous Flemish folk saying; what was it?
6. St. Godelieve (a.k.a. Godeleva, Godliva, or Godelive) was a pious young woman born in 1049 at Hondeforte-lez-Boulogne. At the age of 21, she was murdered at the instigation of her husband, to whom she had been married for less than three years. She was venerated as a martyr, and miracles were reported at her tomb. One of these miracles, ironically, involved a member of her husband's family; who was it?
7. The life of St. Albert of Louvain bears certain striking similarities to that of England's St. Thomas Becket (a near contemporary of Albert's, coincidentally). Like Becket, Albert clashed with a stubborn monarch, whose knights (possibly at his instigation) tracked him down and murdered him. With which Holy Roman Emperor did Albert have his fateful disagreement?
8. St. Christina was born at Brusthem in 1150. Her piety manifested itself in extremely bizarre and outlandish ways, which earned her an unusual nickname; what was it?
9. This saint was born in 1599 at Driest; he was an altar boy in childhood, and gave indications of great piety even then. At age 18, he became a student at the Jesuit college at Malines; as a student, he learned all of the major European languages in hopes of working among migrants, and hoped to be sent to China as a missionary following his ordination. Sadly, he never lived to be ordained; at age 22, he died suddenly after a brief illness. He is the patron of altar boys; who is he?
10. Although his canonization is still pending as of this writing (2005), Father Damien de Veuster has long been venerated as a saint for his selfless devotion to those suffering the terrible disease of leprosy. On what Hawaiian island was Father Damien's famous leper colony, where he himself ended his life as a victim of the dreaded disease?
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