Saint of the Day – 14 March – Saint Matilda of Saxony

The Memorial of Saint Matilda of Saxony

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

Saint 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

Saint Matilda of Saxony 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
• lLarge families
• People ridiculed for their piety
• Queens
• Second marriages
• Widows

Saint Matilda of Saxony Short life History

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

She was daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark; she was raised by her grandmother, abbess of the Eufurt. In 913, Matilda left the abbey, and married King Henry the Fowler of Saxony (Henry I), who had received an annulment from a previous marriage.

She became queen of Germany. She became mother of Otto, Holy Roman Emperor; Henry the Quarrelsome, Duke of Bavaria; Saint Bruno the Great, Archbishop of Cologne, Germany; Gerberga, wife of King Louis IV of France; Hedwig, mother of Hugh Capet.

She founded several Benedictine abbeys. Well known throughout the realm for her generosity, she taught the ignorant, comforted the sick, and visited prisoners. Betrayed by Otto after Henry’s death 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

Saint Matilda of Saxony
Saint Matilda of Saxony