Saint Monegundis

detail of an Italian holy card of Saint Monegundis, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Monégonde
  • Monegondes
  • Monegundes



She married young, and was the mother of two daughters, both of whom died in childhood, sending Monegundis into a deep depression. She eventually overcame her grief by filling the empty space in her life with God. With her husband’s agreement, Monegundis became an anchoress, and built a private room where she could devote her life to solitude and prayer.

After several years of this life, Monegundis moved to Tours, France, and built a hermitage near the tomb of Saint Martin of Tours. She soon gained a reputation for holiness, other women joined her in solitude and prayer, and they built a convent dedicated to Saint Pierre le Puellier.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Monegundis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 July 2017. Web. 20 September 2021. <>