born: Tongeren, 1182
died: Abby of Aywieres, june 16, 1246
Jesus appeared to her when she was a young girl. She was one of the first to venerate the Holy Hart of Jesus. Ludgardis was one of the great many holy virgins, all saints are.
Some of the nuns identified so strongly with Mary that they slept with a little Jesus doll and fed it. They would actually feel pregnant with the Lord.
Ludgardis had many visions and sometimes levitations, which made her famous, even abroad. The last 11 years of her life she was blind.
Wingspan: 1,67 m
Weight (approx): 88 kg
Range and distribution: Belgium
Color: black and white tunic
Special features: hart