|Also Known As:||"Radegonde", "Radegund", "Rhadegund", "Radigundes", "Rodegunde"|
|Death:||Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France|
|Place of Burial:||St. Dennis,Paris|
Daughter of Bertachar, co-King of the Thüringians and NN
|Managed by:||Jessica Michelle Moore|
About Saint Radegund of Thuringia
No one descends from this saint as she bore no children.
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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radegund
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.
Princess of Thuringia. Queen of France. Daughter of the pagan king Berthachar of Thuringia. She was given at age 12 to Clotaire I as a hostage after he conquered her father‘s army in 531. The girl converted to Christianity during her captivity, and 540 she was married against her will to Clotaire who then badly mistreated her, partly for being childless. In 555 she finally left him and took the veil from Saint Medard. Deaconess at Noyon, France. She founded the convent of the Holy Cross, Poiters, France; among the many relics in its chapel was a piece of the True Cross. She placed the house under the Rule of Saint Caesarius of Arles, and lived there her remaining 30 years; it became a center of scholarship. Spiritual student of Saint John of Chinon. Friend of Saint Fortunatus, who composed his hymn Vexilla Regis in her honor. She was very active in the affairs of the Church and civil politics, and gained a repuation as a peacemaker. Jesus College in Cambridge was originally dedicated to her.
518 in Erfurt, Saxony
13 August 587 in Poitiers, France of natural causes relics burned by Calvinists in 1562
against drowning against fever against leprosy against scabies against scabs against the death of parents against ulcers difficult marriages potters weavers — Poitiers, France
receiving an apparition of Our Lord
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sites en français Abbé Christian-Philippe Chanut
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“Saint Radegunde“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2016. Web. 23 October 2016. <http://catholicsaints.info/saint-radegunde/>