An English girl,  St. Bathildis was captured in the 7th century and was sold as a slave  to the mayor of Paris.  She was forced to marry King Clovis II.  He was a foolish and debauched man.  When he died, she became regent.  She brought many good changes to France, including stopping slave traffic.  She also founded the nunnery of Chelles and the abbey of Corble.  She retired to the nunnery in 1665 AD and lived a life of prayer and self-denial.  She died in 680AD.

FEAST DAY- January 30

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