St. Matilda was born around 895 in Germany. In 909, she married Henry the Fowler, who became king of Germany in 919. She was very dedicated to charity. When her husband died in 936, Otto became king. However, Henry kept leading violent revolts, and St. Matilda rebuked him for his ruthlessness. After Henry’s death, St. Matilda built three convents and a monastery. She was in charge of the kingdom when Otto left to be crowned emperor, which some consider the beginning of the Holy Roman Empire. She is patron saint for the death of children and for disappointing children.