Catholic Encyclopedia – Blessed Hadewych

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(Hadewig, Hedwig) Prioress of the Premonstratensian convent of Mehre (Meer), near Büderich, in Rhenish Prussia; born about 1150; died 14 April, about the year 1200. She was a daughter of Hildegundis, with whom she founded the convent of Meer about 1165, and whom she succeeded as prioress at the convent in 1183. Her brother Herman was provost of the Premonstratensian monastery of Kappenberg, in the Diocese of Münster, from 1171-1210. She, as well as her mother and her brother, are counted among the Blessed.

MLA Citation

  • Michael Ott. “Blessed Hadewych”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2014. Web. 23 August 2017. <>