Friday, October 22, 2021

Saint Hedwig of Andechs – Feast Day – October 16

Saint Hedwig of Andechs Biography

St Hedwig of Andechs Profile. Born: 1174 AD in Germany, Europe. Worked in Germany. Died: 15 October 1243 in Germany. Feast Day is celebrated on October 16.

The Memorial of Saint Hedwig of Andechs – Saint of the Day

St Hedwig of Andechs 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 1174 AD
Country of Birth Germany of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Germany
Date of Death 15 October 1243
Place of Death Germany
Feast Day October 16
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by precongrigation
Patron Saint of against jealousy
brides
duchesses
death of children
difficult marriages
widows

Görlitz, Germany, diocese of

Andechs Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

Bavaria, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Brandenburg, Germany

Kraków, Poland
Silesia
Trzebnica, Poland
Wroclaw, Polan

Saint Biography

Hedwig of Andechs was the Daughter of Berthold IV, Duke of Merania. Aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Married Prince Henry I the Bearded of Silesia and Poland in 1186 at age 12.

Mother of seven, including Saint Gertrude of Trebnitz. Cared for the sick both personally and by founding hospitals. Widow. Upon her husband’s death, she gave away her fortune and entered the monastery at Trebnitz where her daughter was abbess.

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