Jolenta of Poland

Jolenta of Poland

Infobox Saint
name= Blessed Jolenta
feast_day= june 15
venerated_in= Roman Catholic Church

imagesize= 150px
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 Hungary and Maria Laskarina. She was the sister of Saint Margaret of Hungary and Saint Kinga (Cunegunda) and was married to Boleslaus of Greater Poland in 1257. She was widowed in 1279.

Religious work

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 convent in Gniezno. Before her death, Helen became superior of the convent she had founded in Gniezno.


Jolenta and Boleslaus of Greater Poland had 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 Gniezno.


She has been declared as a candidate for sainthood. Her sisters, Kinga and Margaret, have already been canonized.

External links

* [ Helen of Poland]
* [ June Franciscan Saints]
* [ 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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