Updated by Mary Bowen on March 5, 2020
This St. Adelaide coloring page is provided for your personal use. You can print from the internet or download as a pdf file. Coloring is fun and finding online printables makes it all the better.
The dove and serpent in the two top corners were drawn keeping in mind that Adelaide had the "innocence of the dove, but the cunning of the serpent."
Through her first marriage to King Lother, Adelaide was a queen of Italy. Her husband was poisoned by Berengarius of Lvea who soon after proposed that St. Adelaide marry his son. Adelaide refused and Berengarius took her estates and threw her in prison. After several attempts at escape, St. Adelaide finally succeeded and took refuge in a convent. The convent was Church property and Berengarius could not arrest her.
St. Adelaide wrote a letter to Otto I of Germany for help. Otto came to help St. Adelaide with a huge army. Berengarius was defeated, and Otto married St. Adelaide. Soon Otto was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. St. Adelaide was his empress.
Her feast day is December 16th.
Mary Bowen is a founding member of industriousfamily.com. Not only is she our resident artist but she is also a choir director, GAPS dessert guru, Angora lover, and director at Industrious Family Films. Always cheerful and optimistic, Mary loves sharing her gifts with others. She has walked the Chartes pilgrimages twice and hopes to go as often as is realistic. Her first movie, Outlaws of Ravenhurst premiered in 2018.
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