Book of Saints – Matilda

[Saint Matilda of Saxony]Article

(Mathildis, Maude) (March 14) (Saint) Queen. (10th century) A Saxon lady of high birth who was married to Henry the Fowler, Emperor of Germany. In her high position she displayed the most exalted virtue, and was distinguished for her compassionate care of the poor, for her efforts to secure the education of children, and for her zeal in the erection and adornment of churches. In her widowhood she had to suffer much at the hands of her sons, Otho and Henry, by whom she was despoiled of most of her possessions. She died at the Abbey of Quedlinburg (A.D. 968), and was buried by the side of her husband.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Matilda”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 December 2014. Web. 26 September 2017. <>