Saint Gertrude of Nivelles

Saint Gertrude, The Patron Saint of Cats

You might think of March 17 as St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also the feast day of a lesser-known saint: Gertrude of Nivelles, patron saint of cats and gardeners too! Gertrude of Nivelles was born around 626 in present-day Belgium into a well-connected noble family. When her father died, Gertrude and her mother, Itta, moved…