Born to the nobility, and a relative of emperor Saint Henry II; Countess of Zeltschach. Married lay woman in the diocese of Gurk, Austria. Widow. Founded a number of Benedictine houses including the double-monastery of Gurk Abbey in Carinthia, Austria where she retired as a nun.
- 29 June 1045 in Gurk, Kärnten, Austria of natural causes
- re-interred in 1174 in the crypt of Gurk Cathedral
- “Blessed Hemma of Gurk“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 October 2015. Web. 30 April 2016. <>