New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Matilda

Saint Matilda of Saxony holy card, date and artist unknownArticle

Queen of Germany, wife of Henry I, born Engern, Westphalia, Germany, c.895; died Quedlinburg, 968. After her husband’s death she made an unsuccessful attempt to secure the throne for her favorite son Henry, but his elder brother was elected and crowned in 936. Later both brothers joined against her and she withdrew from the palace, but was afterwards recalled. She built many churches and founded or supported numerous monasteries. Emblems: a purse, and alms. Buried in the monastery at Quedlinburg. Feast, 14 March.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Matilda”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 August 2018. Web. 19 September 2018. <>