- Jolenta of Poland
name= Blessed Jolenta
Roman Catholic Church
beatified_date= 1827 (cultus confirmed)
Jolenta (Jolanta) of Poland (also known as Blessed Yolande (Yolanda) of Poland and Blessed Helen of Hungary (or of Poland); _pl. Bł. Jolenty w Gnieźnie) (1235-1298) was the daughter of
Béla IV of Hungaryand Maria Laskarina. She was the sister of Saint Margaret of Hungaryand Saint Kinga(Cunegunda) and was married to Boleslaus of Greater Polandin 1257. She was widowed in 1279.
Jolenta and Kinga, with one of Jolenta's daughters, retired to the Poor Clare convent Kinga had founded in Sandez. Jolenta founded a
Poor Clare conventin Gniezno. Before her death, Helen became superior of the convent she had founded in Gniezno.
Boleslaus of Greater Polandhad three daughters:
* Elzbieta of Greater Poland (1263 -
28 September, 1304). Married Henry V, Duke of Legnica.
* Jadwiga of Greater Poland (1266 -
10 December, 1339). Married Władysław I the Elbow-high, King of Poland.
* Anna of Greater Poland (born 1278). A nun in
She has been declared as a candidate for
sainthood. Her sisters, Kinga and Margaret, have already been canonized.
* [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainth71.htm Helen of Poland]
* [http://www.franciscan-sfo.org/HS/s6.htm June Franciscan Saints]
* [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/HUNGARY.htm#IolandaMBoleslawKalisch Her listing along with her siblings in "Medieval lands" by Charles Cawley. The project "involves extracting and analysing detailed information from primary sources, including contemporary chronicles, cartularies, necrologies and testaments."]
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