Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Hemma, Widow


She was nearly allied to the holy emperor, Saint Henry, and having sanctified the world and her family by her holy example in a married state, after the death of her husband, she founded the great double Benedictine monastery of Gurk, in Carinthia, for twenty monks and seventy-two nuns, in which she took the religious veil, and died the death of the saints in 1045.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Hemma, Widow”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 June 2013. Web. 22 September 2021. <>