Saint Sancha de Portugal, abadessa do Lorvão

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Saint Sancha de Portugal, abadessa do Lorvão

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Coimbra, Coimbra District, Portugal
Death: Died in Penacova, Coimbra, Portugal
Place of Burial: Penacova, Coimbra, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sancho I the Populator, King of Portugal and Dulce de Aragão, rainha-consorte de Portugal
Sister of Santa Teresa de Portugal, Queen consort of Leon; Raimundo, infante de Portugal; Constança, infanta de Portugal; Afonso II the Fat, King of Portugal; Pere de Portugal, comte d'Urgell and 9 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; <private> de Portugal; Nuno Sanches de Portugal and 6 others

Occupation: Abbesse de Lorvano, Abadessa de Lorvao - beatificada em 1705, Beatified in 1705 by Pope Clement XI, Santa
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About Saint Sancha de Portugal, abadessa do Lorvão,_Lady_of_Alenquer

Born a princess, the daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal; sister of Blessed Mafilda and Saint Theresa of Portugal. She devoted herself to charity, supported the Franciscans and Dominicans in Portugal including helping Franciscan missionaries en route to Morocco. Founded a Cistercian monastery in Coimbra, Portugal where she spent the rest of her life in a cell there.

Canonized as Saint Sancha of Portugal 10 May 1705 by Pope Clement XI (cultus confirmation)

MLA Citation

“Saint Sancha of Portugal“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2015. Web. 21 March 2017. <>

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Coimbra, Coimbra District, Portugal
March 13, 1229
Age 51
Penacova, Coimbra, Portugal
Penacova, Coimbra, Portugal