Blessed Jutta of Thuringia 26 June 2017


Obraz bł. Juty z Chełmży na stronie gm. Chełmża. Image attribution By NN (Juta (Gmina Chełmża)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Memorial 25th June in Roman Calendar.

First Life

Saint Jutta, T.O.S.F., (English: Judith) or Jutta of Kulmsee or Jutta of Sangerhausen or Jutta of Thuringia was born ca. 1200 at Sangerhausen in Thuringia (now Sachsen-Anhalt) and died in 1260 at Kulmsee in the Monastic State of the Teutonic Order (now Chełmża, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). She was a German aristocrat, who became a hermit on the frontier of Prussia and is honored as the patron saint of that region.

She imitated the life of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who was the Duchess of Thuringia during her youth, and has also been canonized a saint. She was married at the age of fifteen to a nobleman and bore children by him. She convinced her husband of, and raised her children in a contemplative and mystical form of Christianity. He died while they were on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Jutta became a single mother. Each child eventually entered a monastery upon reaching a suitable age, and this left Jutta able to pursue a more austere religious way of life.

Like her model, St. Elizabeth, Jutta became a member of the Third Order of St. Francis.[1] She gave away or sold her property and lived the rest of her life in contemplation and in caring for the poor and the sick. She became a figure of ridicule among her neighbors as she carried out her service to the poor of the region.[ wikipedia ]


Source Jutta of Kulmsee or Jutta of Sangerhausen or Jutta of Thuringia

Second Life and linked from Wikipedia

Jutta of Sangerhausen,  Patroness of Prussia

Also: Juditha

Her Name is derived from: from Judith: meaning a Woman from Judah (Hebrew)

Benefactress recluse   born in* 1200 in Sangerhausen in Saxony-Anhalt
died † May 5, 1260 in Kulmsee known today as Chełmża in Poland

Jutta von Sangerhausen was married to Johannes Konopacki von Bielczna and had several children with him. After her husband’s death she lived in the environment of Ulrich Church in Sangerhausen and following the example of Elizabeth of Hungary  devoted herself to  nursing the sick and tending the poor and was in contact with Mechthild of Magdeburg . Jutta wanted to lead a life in evangelical poverty following Christ, but without entering an Order. Then she decided in 1256, to go with their relatives Anno of Sangerhausen, the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. To go to the German Order of territory in the area of Kulmsee – now Chełmża  -.

There Jutta settled down in Bildschön – today Bielczyny – as a hermit at the Cathedral of Kulmsee – now Chełmża -where she met her supporters and confessor, John Lobedau .

As his successor, the Dominicans -Provincial Heidenreich of Kulm, whowas  previously Archbishop of Armagh was in Ireland; John Lobedau   let Jutta be buried in Kulmsee, according to her wish, in the present-day Chelmza ; but in 1637 their bones should be collected, lest  they were lost, however they remain in the Jutta Chapel until today. Picture perfect – Bielczyny –    was soon target of pilgrims. In Sangerhausen the Jutta von Sangerhausen Square today is a memorial of  her.

Canonization: The process of the canonization of Jutta by the local bishop was already submitted 15 years after her death, but the canonization in Rome did not come, so she is considered blessed.

Source:Biographien of Jutta von Sangerhausenl

Google Translated from German

second life Jutta von Sangerhausen – Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon. 2017. Jutta von Sangerhausen – Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 26 June 2017].