Saint of the day

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Date 19 November

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. Matilda (Mechtilde), Virgin


A Saxon by birth, Mechtilde became a nun at the Benedictine Monastery of Rodersdorf. She later moved to the monastery at Helfta, where she was known for her humility and kindness. In addition to directing the choir, Mechtilde had frequent visions, which were collected in the Book of Special Graces.  

St. Abdia, Prophet