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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saint Kinga

Ordinary Time: July 24th


Saint Kinga was born in Buda, Hungary, in 1224. Niece of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Great-niece of Saint Hedwig of Andechs. Polish royalty, married to Prince Boleslaus during the Tartar invasion. Founded a Poor Clare convent in Stary Sacz, Poland. In her old age, she retired to the convent as a Franciscan tertiary. Died in 1292 in the convent at Stary Sacz, Poland, of natural causes.

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