(Saint) Widow (August 13) (6th century) The daughter of a Pagan King or chieftain ruling in Thuringia, whose assassination was avenged by Clotaire I, King of Soissons. The latter had the child, then twelve years old, baptised and educated. Eventually he married her; but much ill-usage, crowned by the King‘s murder of her brother and seizure of his domnions, compelled Radegund to leave him. After some hesitation, she was allowed to embrace the Religious Life, and founded the monastery of Holy Cross at Poitiers. Here she passed away, A.D. 587, venerated in life and after death as a Saint.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Radegund”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2016. Web. 23 February 2017. <>