Saint Gunthildis of Suffersheim

detail of a statue of Saint Gunthildis of Suffersheim, date and artist unknown; church of Saint Walburga, Beilngries, Germany; photographed on 1 September 2012 by Mattana; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Gunthild

Memorial

Profile

A pious milk maid and servant, known for her charity to the poor. On two occasions, in response to her prayers, springs of fresh water erupted out of the ground, once from solid rock; the water from the latter was said to cure a leper who washed in it. Once when she was about to give away a bucket of fresh milk to the poor, her employer caught her and asked what she was carrying; she told him it was a bucket of lye, and when he looked, the milk had, indeed, turned to lye.

Died

  • c.1057 in Suffersheim, Bavaria, Germany of natural causes
  • her burial site was chosen by the oxen that were pulling the wagon as they stopped at a particular spot and would go no further
  • after miracles were reported at her grave, a chapel was built over it

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gunthildis of Suffersheim“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 September 2018. Web. 14 November 2018. <>