St. Hedwig, Religious

Born in Bavaria in 1174, Hedwig was the daughter of the Duke of Croatia. In 1186, she was married to Henry I of Silesia and Poland to whom she bore seven children; after the birth of her last child, and her husband vowed continence. She is best remembered for her great zeal for religion and her penitential mortifications, which led her to live a hermit amidst her husband’s court.

St. Hedwig donated her entire fortune to the Church and the poor, and after her husband’s death she entered the Cistercian convent of Trebnitz, which she had founded, among many others. She died on October 15, 1243, and was canonized in 1266 by Pope Clement IV.

PRAYER: Almighty God, may the venerable intercession of St. Hedwig obtain heavenly aid for us, for her life constitutes a wonderful example of humility for all. Amen.
 
Saint of the Day
We Remember
January
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
1Sister M. Leona Eberhardt 2004
4Sister M. Gaudentia Komlo 1955
6Sister M. Natalia Suszter 2008
14Sister Mary Louise Sziszak 2001
15Sister M. Constance Scheinhardt 1963
15Sister M. Edith Nemeth 2013
18Sister M. Evangelist Sziszak 1985
22Sister M. Ambrose Koleszar 1983
28Sister M. Laurentia Varga 2008

Mass Schedule:
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Holy Hour - Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM