Tuesday, June 26, 2007

St. Clothilde: Icon of Christian Motherhood

I missed her feast, earlier this month, but Cause de Joie has an article about the Queen of the Franks who oversaw the baptism of a nation. When Clothilde came to France as a bride it was a pagan land; by the time she died it had become the Eldest Daughter of the Church. Share


Hans Georg Lundahl said...

You mean: when St Chlotilde came to the Franks, they were a Pagan population. Did they anywhere have their own land totally without Christian subjects, I wonder?

elena maria vidal said...

I have no idea.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

I do have a very exact idea.

Maybe the extreme North, bordering Frisians, was without Roman, Christian subjects. BUT most of their territory even when St Remigius baptised Chlodevechus they were first an occupation force, then recognised as new administration by same St Remigius. St Genevieve was born as daughter of a Roman official in Nemetodurum (Nanterre), and that is not a Germanic name, even though her own name seems to be of Germanic inspiration or even a clear Germanic name. So, King and new army spoke Frankish (far off grandparent to Kölsch, Rhein-FRänkisch, Letzebürgsch, et c), but ruled mostly Roman, Christians, Catholics.