Book of Saints – Kinga

detail of a statue of Saint Kinga of Poland; date and artist unknown; Bupadest, Hungary; photographed in 2011 by Dezidor; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Virgin (July 24) (13th century) A Queen of Poland and one of the Patron Saints of that country. She was a niece of Saint Elisabeth of Hungary and greatniece of Saint Hedwig. She shared with King Boleslaus, to whom she was espoused, the sufferings to which the Tartar invasions subjected Poland. Saint Kinga died, a Tertiary of the Order of Saint Francis, in the monastery she had founded at Sandiez. Her name is variously written, Kioga, Zinga, Cunegonda, etc.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Kinga”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2018. Web. 2 December 2021. <>