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Saint Matilda

(Saint Maud)

Patron Saint of Misbehaving Children

Saint Matilda - Patron Saint of Misbehaving Children

Saint Matilda was born into nobility in the Westphalia province of Prussia and was raised by her grandmother, an abbess, in an abbey.

Saint Matilda married King Henry the Fowler, the first German king from Saxony, and had five children including Saint Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne.

Saint Matilda interceded with the king on behalf of criminals, nursed the sick, taught the unschooled, and was generous in almsgiving.

Upon King Henry I's, also known as King Henry the Fowler, death, Saint Matilda inherited much of his land.  Two of her children, King Otto I, and Henry, accused Saint Matilda of fiscal irresponsibility because of her generosity to the poor. Her oldest son, now Holy Roman Emperor Otto I, confiscated Saint Matilda's property causing her to flee to a convent.

Holy Roman Emperor Otto I found out pretty quickly that ruling an empire was not easy, so he and Henry sought out their mother's advice with contrition, restoring her lands, and reconciling, and Saint Matilda resumed caring for the poor.

Saint Matilda's feast day is March 14.

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