Universalis: Today: "Saint Hedwig (c.1174 - 1243)
She was born in Bavaria and married the Duke of Silesia, by whom she had seven children. She lived a devout life, succouring the poor and the sick, for whom she built hostels. On the death of her husband in 1238 she entered the monastery of Trebnitz, where she died in 1243."
Will you please join me in praying for my sister as today is her birthday...she is named after the above saint (differnt spellng...Edviges) but goes by the name of Mariazinha (Maria being her first name). May the Lord shower down His blessings on her today.