Blessed Beatrix of Este the Elder



Born to the dynastic house of Este. Aunt of Blessed Beatrix of Este the Younger. Nun in the convent of Santa Margherita at Solarolo, Italy. Feeling a need for more seclusion, she took over a deserted monastery at Gemmola, Italy, and founded a new convent where she apparently spent the rest of her life.



  • 10 May 1226 of natural causes at Gemmola, Italy
  • interred in the church of Saint John the Baptist
  • relics translated to the church of Saint Sophia in Padua, Italy in 1578
  • tradition says that when anything important was about to befall the family of Este, Beatrix would turn in her grave, and the noise could be heard throughout the church


MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Beatrix of Este the Elder“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2010. Web. 6 October 2015. <>