- Helen of Bologna
Lay woman who, against her will, married Benedict dall’Oglio in order to please her family; she spent 30 happy years with him, both of them being known for their Christian lives. Widowed, she devoted herself to charity in her few remaining years. Those who knew her considered her a saint in life, a public cultus spontaneously developed, and even the future Pope Benedict XIV spoke for her beatification Cause.
- 1520 of natural causes
- “Blessed Helen Duglioli“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2013. Web. 21 January 2017. <>