Today is the feast of Saint Hedwig of Andechs, Duchess of Silesia from 1201 and of Greater Poland from 1231 as well as High Duchess consort of Poland from 1232 until 1238.
Our saint came from a noble family. Her sister Gertrude married King Andrew II of Hungary. Her sister Agnes married King Philip II of France, a union that was later declared null in 1200. Her sister Mechtild was the Abbess at the Benedictine Abbey of Kitzingen in Franconia.
Saint Hedwig and Duke Henry I the Bearded (great name, by the way) had six children together. After six children, they entered into Josephite marriage (no relations for the sake piety) and after his death, she entered a Cistercian convent...where her daughter was Abbess. Hence, her Mother Superior was her very own daughter.
She was canonized only 24 years after her death - her sanctity was so well established.
HT: Fr Longua, FSSP for his homily on Saint Hedwig today.
Saint Hedwig pray for us.