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Saint Hedwige

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Nun

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Hedwige: October 17

  • Description / Title of the Saint : Nun
  • Date of Death: Saint Hedwige died 1242

The Story and History of Saint Hedwige

The story and history of Saint Hedwige. Saint Hedwige, the wife of Henry, Duke of Silesia, and the mother of his six children, led a humble, austere, and most holy life amidst all the pomp of royal state. Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament was the key-note of her life.

Her valued privilege was to supply the bread and wine for the Sacred Mysteries, and she would attend each morning as many Masses as were celebrated. After the death of her husband she retired to the Cistercian convent of Trebnitz, where she lived under obedience to her daughter Gertrude, who was abbess of the monastery, growing day by day in holiness, till God called her to Himself, in 1242.

Feast Day of Saint Hedwige
The Feast Day of Saint Hedwige is October 17. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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