Today, Tuesday March 14, the Catholic Church honors Santa Matilde.
Matilda was the daughter of the Duke of Westphalia and from a young age she was educated with the nuns of the Erfurt convent. In her youth she began to help the less fortunate.
He married in the year 909 and had five children with Henry of Saxony who would succeed King Conrad of Germany.
Matilde acted as queen consort with great humility and simplicity. In addition, she continued her work of helping those most in need.
His children also had an important place in the society of that time: Otto I became Emperor of Germany, Enrique was Duke of Bavaria and Bruno became Archbishop of Cologne.
Otto and Enrique vied for the throne and even drove his mother from court. They accused him of not controlling the kingdom's finances. Years later her two sons implored her return and her forgiveness.
Santa Matilde was behind the construction of numerous churches and convents that she helped from the first stone to its maintenance.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, March 14, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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