Book of Saints – Chunigundis


CHUNIGUNDIS (Saint) Virgin (March 3) (11th century) The virgin-wife of Saint Henry, Emperor of Germany, whom she espoused with the pact that their union should only be that of brother and sister. Her life from childhood was one of prayer, penance and alms-deeds. Among other wonders related of her is that of her having passed unscathed through the ordeal of walking barefoot over a red-hot iron plough-share. Surviving her husband, she gave all she had to the poor, and retired into a Benedictine monastery she had founded, where she died (A.D. 1040). Her relics are enshrined with those of Saint Henry in the Cathedral of Bamberg.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Chunigundis”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 October 2012. Web. 27 January 2022. <>