Hedwig was canonized in 1267 by Pope Clement IV, a supporter of the Cistercian order, at the suggestion of her grandson Prince-Archbishop Władysław of Salzburg. She is the patron saint of Silesia, of Andechs, and of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Görlitz.
Hedwig was educated at the monastery of Kitzingen, and, according to an old biography, at the age of twelve (1186), was married to Henry I of Silesia (b. 1168), who in 1202 succeeded his father Boleslaw as Duke of Silesia.
Oct 16, 2019 · St. Hedwig was responsible for bringing the Cistercian Order to Silesia. She had a monastery and several churches, including the first, built in the region. One of these churches, in modern-day Trzebnica, where she is buried, is now a shrine to the saint, who was canonized in 1267.
St. Hedwig From the Catholic Encyclopedia Duchess of Silesia, b. about 1174, at the castle of Andechs; d. at Trebnitz, 12 or 15 October, 1243. She was one of eight children born to Berthold IV, Count of Andechs and Duke of Croatia and Dalmatia.
Sep 28, 2016 · Hedwig und Heinrich I. förderten die Vertiefung des christlichen Glaubens und die kulturelle Entwicklung Schlesiens. 1202 gründeten sie die Zisterzienserinnen-Abtei in Trebnitz. Als Vorbild christlicher Nächstenliebe unterstützte Hedwig die Kirche, half den Armen und soll selbst im Winter barfuß gegangen sein.
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Oct 16, 2019 · St. Hedwig of Silesia was not an owl. But read on anyway: she was a princess, a wife, a mother, and a builder of bridges between the German and Polish people. And her husband’s name was “Henry the...
Nov 18, 2014 · St. Hedwig, Texas In the mid 1850s, a group of intrepid adventurers left their homes in Silesia and found their way to the banks of the Martinez Creek. They founded a community that is as unique in character and as rich in history as they were.
Saint Hedwig of Andechs, also known as Saint Hedwig of Silesia, was Duchess of Silesia from 1201 and of Greater Poland and High Duchess consort of Poland. She was the daughter of Count Berthold IV of Andechs and his second wife Agnes of Wettin, she was born at Andechs Castle in the Duchy of Bavaria.
Duchess and widow, the patroness of Silesia, a region of eastern Europe. Also called Jadwiga in some lists, she died in a Cistercain convent, having taken vows. Hedwig was born in Andechs, Bavaria, Germany, the daughter of the Duke of Croatia and Dalmatia. She was the aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.