St. Hedwig of Silesia


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/16


Patron Of: Bavaria, Duchesses, Silesia, Victims of Jealousy, Brides, Death Of Children, Difficult Marriages, Widows

Also known as
    Eduviges
    Eduvijes
    Hedwig of Silesia
    Hedwig Queen of Poland
    Jadwiga

Memorial
    16 October

Profile
    Daughter of the Duke of Croatia. Aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Married Prince Henry I of Silesia and Poland in 1186 at age 12. Mother of seven. Cared for the sick both personally and by founding hospitals. Widow. Upon her husband's death, she gave away her fortune and entered the monastery at Trebnitz.

Born
    1174 in Bavaria

Died
    October 1243 at Trebnitz

Canonized
    1266 by Pope Clement IV

Patronage
    Bavaria
    Berlin, Germany
    brides
    duchesses
    death of children
    difficult marriages
    Görlitz, Germany, diocese of
    Silesia
    victims of jealousy
    widows



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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