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Saint Emma (11th century) was a German noblewoman and Christian saint due to her beneficence. Emma was supposedly descended from the legendarily wild Widukind, and her mother was a woman named Adela. Emma herself was known for being temperamental and haughty, as well as violent. Emma married the wealthy Count Ludger and had a son named Imad. Her brother, Meinwerk, was bishop of Paderborn, and Imad was later bishop of the same see. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ... In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... Widukind or Wittekind was a Saxon leader, duke of Saxony and one of the heads of the nobility of Westphalia. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... Position of Paderborn in Germany Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the district Paderborn. ...

Count Ludger died around 1010, and Emma, now a changed person, devoted the rest of her life to charity. She spent her fortune building churches and monasteries in the See of Bremen. Her good works were legendary. She is considered to have died c. 1050. After her death, a cultus developed around her, and her tomb was opened for translation of her relics after she was canonized. When the tomb was opened, her body had crumbled to dust except for her right hand. That relic was placed in the abbey of Saint Ludger at Werden. Events The Ly Dynasty in Vietnam is established (or 1009). ... See: Signing Exact English Visual perception Episcopal see Holy See This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Bremen lies in North Germany 50km South of the North Sea. ... Events Leofric becomes Bishop of Exeter Births Margrave Leopold II of Austria (d. ... In traditional usage, the cult of a religion, quite apart from its sacred writings (scriptures), its theology or myths, or the personal faith of its believers, is the totality of external religious practice and observance, the neglect of which is the definition of impiety. ... The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae (remains) and there are many pre-Christian instances of some bone or other part of the corpse, or some intimately associated object, carefully preserved with an air of veneration as a tangible memorial. ... Canonization is the process of declaring someone a saint and involves proving that a candidate has lived in such a way that he or she is worthy of sainthood. ... Saint Ludger (also Lüdiger or Liudger) (b at Zuilen near Utrecht about 742; d 26 March 809 at Billerbeck) was a missionary among the Frisians and Saxons, founder of Werden Abbey and first Bishop of Münster in Westphalia. ... Kloster Werden or Werden Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Essen-Werden (Germany), situated on the Ruhr. ...

Her feast day in the Roman Catholic Church is April 19. The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with a saint, and referring to the day as the saints day of that saint. ... The Roman Catholic Church, also called the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian body in the world. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ...

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Emma Hale Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2413 words)
Emma was born 10 July 1804, in Harmony, Pennsylvania, as the seventh child of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis Hale.
Emma was left a pregnant widow—it would be on November 17, 1844, that she gave birth to David Hyrum Smith, Joseph's and her last child together.
Emma became a member of this organization without rebaptism, as her original 1830 baptism was still considered valid.
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