April 14 – Saint Lydwina of Shiedam: Patron Saint Against Prolonged Suffering

Saint  Ludwina of Schiedam, Patron Saint against Prolonged Suffering (Feast Date: April 14)

Extract from: Lydwina of Schiedam: “Her father was a poor noble, and her mother a poor commoner. Lydwina early evinced a devotion of Our Lady of Schiedam. Injured in an ice-skating accident at age 16, the broken rib caused gangrene to set in, and Lydwina became paralyzed and suffered for decades. She spent her time praying, meditating, and offering her pain to God.  She developed a devotion to the Eucharist. Given to ecstatic visions in which she was shown Heaven and Purgatory, participated in Christ’s Passion, and was visited by saints. Legend says that she had the gift of inedia, and that her only food for her last 19 years was the Eucharist. Miracles occurred at her bed side. Blind her last seven years. Her final vision was of Christ administering last rites to her.”  See picture of St. Lywina.  See also:  Lidwina (Multi-Lingual), B. LIDWINA, COMMONLY CALLED LYDWID, V.—1380-1433 (En), Santa Liduina Vergine (It), Żywot świętej Lidwiny, panny (Po).


We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Lydwina of Shiedam on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Prolonged Economic Hardship in Haiti following the Earthquake of January 12, 2010 (Ongoing) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: August 16 – August 29, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


Patron Saints Home

Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary:

English, Spanish, Italian

World Mission Rosary Archive

Sign up to receive via e-mail our WMR intentions, newsletter and updates



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s