Santa maria adelaide

santa maria adelaide

Who was Maria Adelaide?

Born in Porto in 1835, Maria Adelaide grew up in a local boarding school, and then in a convent in a nearby city, Vila Nova de Gaia. It was there she contracted tuberculosis, something plenty blamed on the strict closure and the very humid building, right on the riverside.

Where is Maria Adelaide buried?

Maria Adelaide was buried in the local cemetery, in Arcozelo, where both she and her story lay undisturbed for the next thirty years.

Why does Maria Adelaide have her own chapel?

Still, they believed Maria Adelaide to be a saint due to her kindness in life, and her incorrupt body in death, and they wanted her to have her own chapel – which was completed in 1921, and then replaced by a bigger one in 1924.

Who was Mary Adelaide of Cambridge?

Mary Adelaide was the daughter of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel. Her father was the seventh son of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

Who is Princess Marie-Adélaïde?

Princess Marie-Adélaïde (1909) Marie-Adélaïde was born on 14 June 1894 in Berg Castle as the eldest child of Grand Duke William IV and his wife, Marie Anne of Portugal.

What did Mary Adelaide do for charity?

Mary Adelaide began devoting her life to charity, serving as patron to Barnardos and other childrens charities. In 1891, Mary Adelaide was keen for her daughter, Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (known as May) to marry one of the sons of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII.

What happened to Mary Adelaide’s sister?

On 28 June 1843, Mary Adelaide’s sister married their cousin Frederick, heir to the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The ten-year-old Mary Adelaide adored her sister and was devastated by her departure. Mary Adelaide and her mother travelled to Schloss Rumpenheim to be with her family.

Where did Maria Adelaide live?

Maria Adelaide was born in Porto in 1835. She is said to have been born out of wedlock, and therefore grew up in a local boarding school, and then moved to the nearby city of Vila Nova de Gaia. There, she lived in a convent, and was taken care of by the nuns.

Why was the exhumation of Maria Adelaide considered a miracle?

The incorruptibility of Maria Adelaide’s remains was hailed by the people as a miracle. Throughout the history of the Church, the bodies of holy men and women, upon exhumation, were occasionally found to have been preserved from decay, and this was traditionally interpreted as a sign of divine favor.

Why is Maria Adelaide called a folk saint?

Hence, she may be regarded as a ‘folk saint’ or an ‘honorary saint of the people’. Whilst Maria Adelaide led a virtuous life on earth, it was only when her body was exhumed that a cult began to grow around her, as her corpse was found to have not been touched by bodily decay.

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