Blessed Helen del Cavalcanti

Also known as

  • Helen Valentini
  • Helen of Udine
  • Helena Valentini of Udine

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Daughter of Count Maniago. Married at age 15 to a knight named Anthony del Cavalcanti. Happily married for 25 years, and mother of several children. Widow. Augustinian tertiary, noted for her charity and austerity. Took a vow of silence, speaking only on Christmas night. Had an ongoing fight with worldly temptation, and given to ecstatic trances. Had the gift of healing. Spent her last three years bed-ridden; she preferred a pallet of stones and straw to a bed.

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  • “Blessed Helen del Cavalcanti“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 March 2014. Web. 26 December 2014. <>