Blessed Jane of Portugal – Saint of the Day – May 12

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Blessed Jane (Joana) of Portugal was the daughter of Alfonso V, King of Portugal. She was born on February 16 1452 in Lisbon, Portugal and died on May 12 1490 at the age of 38 in Aveiro, Portugal. We celebrate her feast day on May 12 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Jane of Portugal- Saint of the Day

Bl. Jane of Portugal Biography

Date of Birth February 16 1452
Country of Birth Lisbon, Portugal in Europe
Profession Princess and Nun
Place of Work Portugal
Date of Death May 12 1490
Place of Death Aveiro, Portugal
Feast Day May 12
Beatification Beatified by Pope Innocent XII on December 31 1692

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Jane of Portugal was a Princess and the daughter of Elizabeth and King Alphonsus V of Portugal. In 1473, she entered a Dominican monastery in Aveiro, Portugal. The royal family Opposed her discussion as Jane had to marry to ensure the continuity of the royal lineage. She agreed and in 1485 Jane took vows when the succession was secured.

Blessed Jane of Portugal
Bl Jane of Portugal

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