Born in January 1381 in the village of Corgie, France, it is stated in her biographies that her parents were old and had almost given up having a child. They prayed to Saint Nicholas and at the age of 60 Saint Colette’s mothers' prayers were answered. Saint Colette’s parents died in 1939 and she joined the Beguines. In 1402 she joined the Third Order of St. Francis and became a hermit. After four years of deep prayer Saint Colette felt called to transfer to the Order of Poor Clares. From 1406 to 1412 she founded new monasteries and reformed the Order. Saint Colette was beatified in January of 1740 by Pope Clement XII and canonized in 1807 by Pope Pius VII. She is invoked by childless couples who desire to become parents and is patroness of expectant mothers, and sick infants. Saint Colette of Corbie pray for us.
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