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1. St Amalberga (Amelia) was a virgin who is said to have been sought in marriage by Charles, afterwards Charlemagne. Continually repulsed, Charles finally attempted to carry her off by force
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2. but though he broke her arm in the struggle he was unable to move her from the altar before which she had prostrated herself.

The royal lover was forced to abandon his suit, and left her in peace. Many miracles are attributed to her, among others the cure of Charles,
3. who was stricken with illness because of the rudeness with which he had treated the saint. She died 10 July, [690, at Maubeuge Abbey. She is invoked against fever, arm injuries, sick children and is patron saint of Ghent] (Excerpts from Catholic Encyclopedia)
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