St Matilda of Saxony Biography – Feast Day: March 14 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of St Matilda of Saxony

St Matilda is the Patron Saint of
• Death of children
• Disappointing children
• Falsely accused people
• large families
• People ridiculed for their piety
• Queens
• Second marriages
• Widows

St Matilda of Saxony Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMarried People who became Saints

St Matilda brief life History

Date of Birth 894/97 AD
Country of Birth Germany in Europe
Profession Duchess of Saxony and German queen
Place of Work Germany
Date of Death 14 March 968
Place of Death Quedlinburg, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Feast Day 14 March
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of • Death of children
• Disappointing children
• Falsely accused people
• large families
• People ridiculed for their piety
• Queens
• Second marriages
• Widows

St Matilda’s Short life History

St Matilda is also known as
• Matilda of Ringelheim
• Matilda, Queen of Germany
• Mathilde, Mathildis, Maud

St Matilda of Saxony was born in Enger near Herford, Westphalia, Germany. She was the daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark. Matilda was brought up by her grandmother who was the head of nuns of the Eufurt.

Matilda left the abbey in 913 and got married to King Henry the Fowler of Saxony, who had received a repeal from a previous marriage. She was the queen of Germany.

She was the mother of Otto who was a Holy Roman Emperor. Henry the Quarrelsome who was the Duke of Bavaria. Saint Bruno the Great who was the Archbishop of Cologne, Germany. Gerbega the wife of King Louis IV of France. Hedwig who was the mother of Hugh Capet. She established several Benedictine abbeys.

Matilda was well known throughout the realm for her generosity. She used to teach the ignorant, comfort the sick and visited prisoners. After Henry’s death, she was betrayed by Otto when he falsely accused her of financial mismanagement.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Matilda of Ringelheim was born in 895 AD at Engern, Westphalia, Germany and died on 14 March 968 at Quedlinburg, Germany of natural causes. She was buried in the monastery at Quedlinburg

St Matilda of Saxony
St Matilda of Saxony