Saint Teresa de Portugal, queen consort of Leon

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Saint Teresa de Portugal, queen consort of Leon

Spanish: Teresa de Portugal, Reina consorte de León, Portuguese: Santa Teresa de Portugal rainha-consorte de Leão
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Death: June 18, 1250 (71)
Lorvao, Coimbra, Portugal
Place of Burial: Penacova, Coimbra, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sancho I, o Povoador, rei de Portugal and Dulce de Aragão, rainha-consorte de Portugal
Ex-wife of Alfonso IX of Leon
Mother of Sancha, infanta de León; Fernando, infante de León and Dulce de León, Monja - señora de Valdeorras
Sister of Santa Sancha de Portugal, abadessa do Lorvão; Raimundo, infante de Portugal; Constança, infanta de Portugal; Afonso II, o Gordo, rei de Portugal; Pere de Portugal, comte d'Urgell and 6 others
Half sister of Urraca Sanches de Portugal; Martim Sanches de Portugal, I conde de Trastámara; Diogo Fernandes de Arganil, 5º Sr. da honra dos Cavaleiros; Nuno Sanches de Portugal; Teresa Sanches de Portugal and 4 others

Occupation: Infanta de Portugal, Beatified in 1705 by Pope Clement XI
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About Saint Teresa de Portugal, queen consort of Leon

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Teresa de Borgoña y Barcelona (Coímbra, 4 de octubre de 1178 – Lorvão, 18 de junio de 1250). Infanta portuguesa y reina consorte de León. Hija de Sancho I el Poblador y de Dulce de Barcelona.

Se casó con su primo hermano Alfonso IX de León. De esta unión tuvo tres hijos:

1) Fernando (1192 - agosto de 1214).

2) Sancha (1193 - 1270). Después de dos intentos fallidos de matrimonio con Enrique I de Castilla y Jean de Brienne, se convirtió en monja en el monasterio de Cozollos.

3) Dulce (1194 - 1243). Pasó su vida con su madre en Portugal.

Su matrimonio fue anulado por el Papa por razones de parentesco. Separada de su marido regreso a Portugal, donde vivió el resto de su vida.


Born a princess, the oldest daughter of King Sancho I. Married to King Alfonso IX of Leon, Spain; northern Portugal formed part of her dowry. Mother of three children. Several years into the marriage it was dissolved by the Vatican upon the revelation that Theresa and Alfonso were cousins. Single again, Theresa returned to Portugal where she converted the Benedictine monastery at Lorvão into a convent for 300 Cistercian nuns. Theresa then moved into the convent, though she did not take vows. In 1231 she left to settle a bitter succession dispute between her children over the throne of Leon. With peace between them, she returned to the convent, took vows, and remained there as a nun for the rest of her life.

Canonized 20 May 1705 by Pope Clement XI (cultus confirmed)

MLA Citation

“Saint Theresa of Portugal“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2015. Web. 21 March 2017. <http://catholicsaints.info/tag/canonized-by-pope-clement-xi/>

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