Blessed Hemma of Gurk

Blessed Hemma of GurkAlso known as

  • Emma
  • Gemma

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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.

Born

Died

Beatified

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Hemma of Gurk“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 October 2015. Web. 14 February 2016. <>