St. Adelaide of Guelders

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 2/5

Also known as
 Alice of Guelders
 Adelaide of Bellich
 Adelheid of Vilich
5 February
Daughter of Megingoz (Megengose), Count of Guelders. Joined the Ursuline convent at Cologne. Benedictine nun. Abbess of Villich, Germany. Abbess of Our Lady of the Capitol at Cologne. Both houses had been founded by her father. She insisted that the sisters in her houses study Latin so they would better understand the Mass. Noted for her charity to the poor. Counselor to the archbishop of Cologne.
5 February 1015 at Our Lady of the Capitol convent at Cologne, Germany; buried in Villich

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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