St. Hedwig (Jadwiga) of Poland

However, baby Elizabeth Bonifacia died at three weeks old on July 13 (which happens to be my mother’s, who is of Polish descent, birthday). Hedwig was also incredibly sick and died just four days after her daughter. They were buried together in the Wawel Cathedral. 550 years later, on July 12, 1949 (the day before my mom’s birth), Hedwig’s and the infant’s tomb was opened.

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