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Saint Hedwig

 

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

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