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Old 02-06-2010, 05:46 PM
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Ok I'm not sure where to post this (and I'm not sure if it fits in TRF at all...) but here we go:

Royal Saints!

The first christian king of Sweden was Olof Skötkonung (980-1022).
His daughter Ingegerd (born in 1001 - dead 10 february 1050) married Yarsolav the wise of Novgorod (Russia) 1019 and her name was changed to Irina.
She was well known for her charity and in the end of her life she founded a convent and became a nun. And after her death she is hold in respect as a saint. Her name as a saint is St Anna.

Here are 3 icons of her and in the first one she is wearing a royal crown:
http://historiska-personer.nu/min-s/peff25ed90.jpg
http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/ico..._Novgorod2.jpg
http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/ico...gorod_best.jpg

She is the first swedish saint in history and since she died before the church was divided (in 1054) she is a saint in both the ortodox church and the chatolic church!

Another interesting thing about her is that the Islandic saga teller Snorre Sturlasson are writing about her and Olof Haraldsson, and he is telling that they was in love and wanted to marry but Ingegerd's fater, King Olof Skötkonung, said no.
Olof Haraldsson lather became king of Norway ( Olof II ) but he is better known as saint Olof - the national saint of Norway!
You can see pictures and statues of him in many many churches in Sweden and Norway...(always with an axe and an enemy under his feets)
http://medeltidbild.historiska.se/me...93/9315923.jpg
http://www.pilgrimskaraborg.se/files/St20Olof.jpg

The second saint of Sweden is St Erik, king of (a part of?) Sweden around 1150. Known in history as king Erik IX. He is patron saint of Stockholm - but he is just an local saint: the chatolic church never confirmed him as a saint... but you can still see his head in the seal of Stockholm:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...dje_sigill.png (from 1376)
http://www.mapsfoundation.org/lang2/...irkel_cmyk.gif (from today)
and a picture from Överselö church: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...k_Overselo.gif
his shrine in Uppsala Chatedral: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Ericus_sml.jpg

So: 3 royal saints in scandinavia.... (but if you ask me, just one real: St Anna of Novgorod...)
Maybe there are more from other parts of the world??
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:42 PM
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Saint Margaret of Scotland~one of Scotland's very early queens.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:59 AM
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St. Edward, The Confessor is currently a unique Anglo-English example of a crowned head being Canonised.
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:17 PM
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Tanx for answers! Very interesting. Being a Lutheran my knowlege of saints is kind of restricted but I really like Icons and here are some of St Edward:
St. Edward, King and Martyr « Under the Theodosian Walls
and St Margaret: The history of Scotland - St Margaret of Scotland
http://www.stmargaretschapel.org/ima...-Scotland1.jpg
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Czar Nicholas II and his entire family have been canonized as saints in the Russian Orthodox Church. Also, Empress Alexandra's sister, Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna has also been canonized. Coincidentally, their mother had been named Elizaveta after St. Elisabeth of Hungary, a princess who, like her namesake, gave up her wealth after widowhood to become a nun and do good works for the poor.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:06 PM
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Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, also known as Landgraviate of Thuringia:

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Queen Victoria's granddaughter, Princess Alix of Hesse. The Russian Orthodox Church cannonized Princess Alexandra in 2000. She was Empress consort of Russia and spouse of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of the Russian Empire.
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Saint Louis!

King Louis IX of France was born in 1214, acceeded in 1226, and reigned until his death (1270 in Tunis) returning from the Eighth Crusade. He was seen as the ideal Christian monarch of his day. The city in Missouri with the arch and others around the world were named for him.
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There are many royal saints in czech history..

Saint Václav (or in English Wenceslas) was Prince of Bohemia and is patron of Bohemia (or let say Czech Republic). He was murdered by his brother Boleslav but we are not sure when. If it was in 929 or in 935
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Another saint is his grandmother Ludmila, wife of the first Prince of Bohemia (there are also many before him who we do not know if they really lived or not). She was murdered by Wenceslaus's mother Drahomira - really interesting family history. Ludmila of Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Then there was saint Anežka (Agnes). It was a daughter of one Bohemian King. Now historicians are still searching for her tomb. Agnes of Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And there are also so many saint between other aristocratics families... f.e. saint Zdislava ( Zdislava Berka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )or saint Vojtěch/Adalbert (Adalbert of Prague - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Hi Ducii,

Wow, it seems being in the Bohemian Royal Family was a risky business...
You needed to guard your back!!

Thanks for this interesting information...

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Emperor Karl of Austria is beatified in Roman Catholic Church.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:56 AM
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Emperor Karl of Austria is beatified in Roman Catholic Church.
Is he an ancestor of Prince Lorenz of Belgium/Archduke of Austria-Este?
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:03 AM
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If I am not wrong,The Queen Margaret of Scotland,who was a married woman by the way,it's very respectful Saint in Catholic Church
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Emperor Karl of Austria is beatified in Roman Catholic Church.
And his wife Empress Zita has been declared Servant of God; her beatification process started in December 2009.


They are grandparents of Prince Lorenz.

Also Queen Elena of Italy, nee Princess of Montenegro, has the title of Servant of God.
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There are many royal saints in czech history..

Saint Václav (or in English Wenceslas) was Prince of Bohemia and is patron of Bohemia (or let say Czech Republic). He was murdered by his brother Boleslav but we are not sure when. If it was in 929 or in 935
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Another saint is his grandmother Ludmila, wife of the first Prince of Bohemia (there are also many before him who we do not know if they really lived or not). She was murdered by Wenceslaus's mother Drahomira - really interesting family history. Ludmila of Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Then there was saint Anežka (Agnes). It was a daughter of one Bohemian King. Now historicians are still searching for her tomb. Agnes of Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And there are also so many saint between other aristocratics families... f.e. saint Zdislava ( Zdislava Berka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )or saint Vojtěch/Adalbert (Adalbert of Prague - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Fascinating thread! Do you know if this is the Wenceslas of the song ("Good King Wenceslas")?
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:14 PM
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Few royal saint and blessed from Poland:

St Jadwiga Śląska (Hedwiga of Silesia or Andechs, 1174-1243), daughter of Duke Berthold IV of Merania and Agnes of Wettin, wife of Henryk I Brodaty (HEnry I the Bearded, Duke of Silesia (Wrocław), Cracow of the Piast dynaety. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nt_Hedwig.jpeg

St Kinga of Poland (Kunegunda, 1234-92), daughter of Bela IV Arpad, King of Hungary and Maria Laskarina, wife of Bolesław V Wstydliwy (the Chaste/Shy) Duke of Cracow and Sandomierz of the Piast dynasty. Among her siblings there were http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...9ta_Kinga.jpeg

Bl Jolenta (1244-98) wife of Bolesław Pobożny (the Pious, 1224/27-79), Duke of Kalisz, Gniezno etc. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...cf/Jolanta.jpg

and St Małgorzata Młodsza/Węgierska (St Margaret of Hungary)

Bl Salomea (1211/12-68) was a sister of Bolesław V Pobożny wife of Bl Coloman King of Galicia-Lodomeria. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...0/Salomea1.jpg

St Jadwiga (Hedwiga, 1373/74-99) of Poland, King of Poland born as d'Anjou, daughter of king Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia, wife of Władysław II Jagiełło, Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ur-Jadwiga.jpg


St Kazimierz Jagiellończyk (1458-84), prince, son of Casimir IV King of Poland and GD of Lithuania and Elizabeth Habsburg of Bosnia. Patron saint of Lithuania and Poland. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Kazimieras.jpg
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The King of Spain, Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon (1198-1252), is also venerated as a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He was canonized in 1655 by Pope Alexander VII. His feast day is celebrated every May 30:

May 30 – Saint Ferdinand: “Christ redeemed us on the hard arms of the Cross, and His knight will not serve Him in any other way.”

Here is a picture of his Holy Relic - His Miraculous Body lying inside an urn which remained incorrupt and venerated for centuries at the Cathedral of Valencia, Spain:

All sizes | The incorrupt body of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Although Judaism does not recognize Saints, the Tomb of King David in Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel, is revered as a Sacred Place by the Jews:

David's Tomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here are pictures of King David's Tomb:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...David_BW_1.JPG
http://blog2.bibleplaces.com/uploade...b070807983.jpg
http://0.tqn.com/d/judaism/1/0/W/1/s...gdavidtomb.jpg
http://bokertov.typepad.com/photos/u...avids_tomb.jpg

Jews praying at the tomb of King David:

http://www.biblewalks.com/Photos19/DavidTomb4.JPG
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...king-david.jpg
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The newly-canonized Saint Camilla Battista da Varano (1458-1524) is an Italian Princess. Her father was the Prince of Camerino in Italy. Camilla early felt a call to the religious life, but her parents opposed, wanting her to get married instead. She renounced her Royal roots and left her crown at the age of 23, and she entered the Convent of Santa Maria Nuova, becoming a Poor Clare Nun, and later an Abbess. She was endowed with mystical gifts by Our Lord, such as Stigmata and Visions, and she wrote books about her mystical experiences. The most famous book she wrote is the Treatise on the Mental Sufferings of Jesus Christ our Lord, in 1488. She died on May 31, 1524. She was canonized on October 17, 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI:

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Here is a painting depicting St. Camilla Battista da Varano dropping her crown while looking at the Crucifix:

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The painting was also used for the tapestry for her canonization:

Santi, beati e testimoni

An effigy of Saint Camilla Battista da Varano, which encases her Holy Bones, and is venerated at the Monastery of Camerino, Italy, her hometown. Notice the crown and scepter on her feet:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3429445...n/photostream/
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Saint Matilda of Saxony (c.895 - 968) - Queen and Patron Saint of Falsely Accused People, and Against the Death of Children.

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Daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark; she was raised by her grandmother, abbess of the Eufurt. In 913, Matilda left the abbey, and married King Henry the Fowler of Saxony (Henry I), who had received an annulment from a previous marriage. Queen of Germany. Mother of Otto, Holy Roman Emporer; Henry the Quarrelsome, Duke of Bavaria; Saint Bruno the Great, Archbishop of Cologne, Germany; Gerberga, wife of King Louis IV of France; Hedwig, mother of Hugh Capet. Founded several Benedictine abbeys. Well known throughout the realm for her generosity, she taught the ignorant, comforted the sick, and visited prisoners. Betrayed by Otto after Henry’s death when he falsely accused her of financial mismanagement.
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