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Hadewych, Blessed

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Hadewych (HADEWIG, HEDWIG), BLESSED, prioress of the Premonstratensian convent of Mehre (Meer), near Buderich, in Rhenish Prussia; b. about 1150; d. April 14, about the year 1200. She was a daughter of Hildegundis, with whom she founded the convent of Meer about 1165, and whom she succeeded as prioress at the convent in 1183. Her brother Herman was provost of the Premonstratensian monastery of Kappenberg, in the Diocese of Munster, from 1171-1210. She, as well as her mother and her brother, are counted among the Blessed.



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