St. Beatrice d’Este

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B.

The image is of the monastery of Sant’Antonio in Polesine

Copied from Wikipedia:

Saint Beatrix d’Este (died 1226) belonged to the family of the Norman Dukes of Apulia and was herself the daughter of the Marques of Ferrara; she was a niece of Blessed Beatrice d’Este. She was betrothed to Galeazzo Manfredi of Vicenza, but he died of his wounds after a battle, just before the wedding day. His bride refused to return home, but attended by some of her maidens, devoted herself to the service of God, following the Benedictine rule, at the convent of Sant’Antonio in Polesine, at San Lazzaro just outside Ferrara.

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