Stock Photo - Statue of Austreberthe de Pavilly, commune of Pavilly, France. . Austreberthe de Pavilly (Sainte Austreberthe) (born in 630 in Thérouanne, Pas-de-Calais - died on February 10, 704 at Pavilly Abbey) was a French nun from the Middle Ages, who took the veil very young and was a nun in the Port monastery in Ponthieu. Then, she became abbess at the foundation of Pavilly, where she died at the beginning of the 8th century, at the age of 74. . Sainte Austreberthe is hardly known outside of Upper Normandy, yet it is reputed to have performed miracles already even during its lifetime. It is said that spring water appeared in a chapel to give birth to a river would have healing properties on the helpless and the perclusives. . Sainte Austreberthe and her nuns used to launder the sacristy cloths of Jumièges Abbey, a few leagues from Pavilly. A donkey had been trained to transport the linen from one monastery to another on its own. One day, the donkey found itself face to face with a wolf which threw itself on him and devoured him. . Sainte Austreberthe appeared, reprimanded the wolf, and condemned him to fulfill the functions which his victim had previously performed. This is how the wolf accomplishes his task until the end of his life with humility and submission. . . . . .

Stock Photo: Statue of Austreberthe de Pavilly, commune of Pavilly, France. . Austreberthe de Pavilly (Sainte Austreberthe) (born in 630 in Thérouanne.