Today’s Saint: Blessed Jolenta (Yolanda) of Poland

Jolenta was the daughter of Bela IV, King of Hungary. Her sister, St. Kunigunde, was married to the Duke of Poland. Jolenta was sent to Poland where her sister was to supervise her education. Eventually married to Boleslaus, the Duke of Greater Poland, Jolenta was able to use her material means to assist the poor, the sick, widows and orphans. Her husband joined her in building hospitals, convents and churches so that he was surnamed “the Pious.”

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One Response to “Today’s Saint: Blessed Jolenta (Yolanda) of Poland”

  1. Jolenta Averill Says:

    May we all aspire to emulate the good deeds of Saint Jolenta, even if we do not have the extraordinary material means to do so that she had. Saint Jolenta set an incredible example for us all by using her wealth and material means to help those less fortunate that she was. The fact that she is celebrated to this day is a testament to her virtue. But let us all remember that a kind deed does not have to involve great material wealth. Opening a door for someone, acknowledging the person who bags your groceries or rings up your purchases at the convenience store, or just smiling at someone for no reason can spread positive energy and goodness in a world fraught with so many intractable problems and heartache. Now more than ever we should take a lesson from Saint Jolenta and aspire to help our fellow man however we can!

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