Saint Radegund of Thuringia

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German: Radegund
Also Known As: "Radegonde", "Radegund", "Rhadegund", "Radigundes", "Rodegunde"
Birthplace: Thuringia, Germany
Death: Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: St. Dennis,Paris
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Daughter of Bertachar, co-King of the Thüringians and NN
Wife of Chlothar I the Old, King of the Franks
Sister of Générations manquantes de Thüringe; Ingonde Princesa de Turingia and Gondebaud, Duke of the Thüringians

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About Saint Radegund of Thuringia

Radegund (also spelled Rhadegund, Radegonde) (ca. 520–586) was a 6th century Frankish princess, who founded the monastery of the Holy Cross at Poitiers. Canonized in the 9th century, she is the patron saint of several English churches and of Jesus College, Cambridge. Radegund was one of Clotaire I’s four wives (the other three being Chunsina, Ingund and Ingund’s sister Aregund). She bore him no children, and, after Clotaire I had her brother assassinated, she turned to God, founding a nunnery in Poitiers. Her chaplain was the poet Venantius Fortunatus and she was a friend of Gregory of Tours. She died on 13 August 586 and her funeral, which both men attended, was three days later. She was canonized as a saint in the ninth century. Five English parish churches are dedicated to her, and she had a chapel in the old St Paul's Cathedral, as well as in Gloucester, Lichfield, and Exeter Cathedrals. Saint Radegund's Abbey, near Dover, was founded in her honour in 1191. She is also the patron saint of Jesus College, Cambridge, which was founded on the site of the twelfth-century nunnery of Saint Mary and Saint Radegund. 16015 “St. Radegund (518 - 587) Radegund, Queen of the Franks, founded a hospital for lepers where she nursed the sick herself. Members of the court were shocked when they heard that Radegund kissed each of her patients. They told the queen that such a thing was repulsive andno one would want to kiss her now. ‘If you never kiss me again,’ Radegund answered them, ‘I really don’t mind.’” “365 Saints: Mystics, Martyrs, and Miracle Workers. Ecstatic Ascetics and Brides of Christ. A 1998 Calendar of The Lives and Writings of the Saints.” Thomas J. Craughwell. Workman Publishing Company. New York: 1997.

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Thuringia, Germany
Age 63
Paris, Île-de-France, France
St. Dennis,Paris