Fun genealogy discovery! Just learned my 31st great-grandmother was a Catholic saint. Here's a chart showing the relationship.
St. Adela (princess of France, countess of Flanders) was born about 1010 in France, the daughter of Robert II, King of the Franks, and Constance Arles de Toulouse. I had known I was descended of royalty but never knew I was a direct descendant of a saint. She became a nun... after her second husband died (her first died young and she remarried). She helped establish Catholic educational institutions and monasteries/abbeys, and she died in Mesen, Belgium in 1079 where she is buried. More on her: http://bit.ly/14OYZfE Wikipedia http://bit.ly/VQf3gS Catholic Saint page http://bit.ly/14OZV3G