Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saint Lydwina of Schiedam – Saint of the Day – April 14

St. Lydwina of Schiedam Biography

St. Lydwina of Schiedam Profile. Born: April 18 1380 in Netherlands, Europe. Worked in Netherlands. Died: April 14 (Easter) 1433 in Schiedam, Netherlands. Feast Day is celebrated on April 14.

The Memorial of Saint Lydwina of Schiedam – Saint of the Day

St. Lydwina of Schiedam Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

April 18 1380

Country of Birth

Netherlands of Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Not Married



Place of Work


Date of Death

April 14 (Easter) 1433

Place of Death

Schiedam, Netherlands

Feast Day

April 14


Beatified by Pre-Congregation


Canonized by Pope Leo XIII on March 14 1890

Patron Saint of

Saint Lydwina of Schiedam
Saint Lydwina of Schiedam

Saint’s Biography

Saint Lydwina was born at Schiedham in Holland in 1380. Her father was a poor nobleman, and her mother came from ordinary people who were also very poor. When fifteen, Lydwina offered herself to God.

At fifteen, amusing herself with skating with her companions. She fell roughly broken pieces of ice and broke a rib. The fall left her paralyzed and suffered for decades. Saint Lydwina spent her time praying, meditating, and offering her pain to God.

St. Lydwina of Schiedam Death

She died on April 1433 on Easter at Schiedam, Netherlands of natural causes.