Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Saint Sancha of Portugal – Saint of the Day – April 11, June 20, March 14, 17 march

St. Sancha of Portugal Biography

St. Sancha of Portugal Profile. Born: 1180 AD in Portugal, Europe. Worked in Portugal. Died: April 11 1229 in Portugal. Feast Day is celebrated on April 11, June 20, March 14, 17 march.


The Memorial of St. Sancha of Portugal – Saint of the Day

St. Sancha of Portugal 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

1180 AD

Country of Birth

Portugal of Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Nuns/Sisters



Place of Work


Date of Death

April 11 1229

Place of Death


Feast Day

April 11, June 20, March 14, 17 march




Canonized by Pope Clement XI on May 10 1705

Patron Saint of

Saint Sancha of Portugal
Saint Sancha of Portugal

Saint’s Biography

Saint Sancha was born around 1180 in Portugal. She was the daughter of King Sancho. She never married, and after her father’s death, she first lived on her properties. Saint Sancha devoted herself to charitable work. She helped the Franciscans and Dominicans in Portugal.

In 1219, she showed hospitality by helping Franciscan missionaries who were on route to Morocco.

Saint Sancha established a Cistercian monastery in Coimbra, Portugal (cell). SH entered her own cell and spent her last years of life.


Sancha died on April 11, 1229 in Cell and buried in the abbey at Lorvão, Portugal.