Monegundis

Monegundis

Monegundis (Monegund, Monegundes) (d. 570 AD) was a Frankish hermitess and saint. A native of Chartres, she married and bore her husband daughters. When her daughters died in childhood, she decided to become an anchoress after a long depression, and after receiving permission from her husband. She founded a hermitage, consisting of a private room, at Chartres but later moved to a site near the tomb of Saint Martin at Tours. She acquired a reputation for holiness. There, she was joined by other women, and Monegundis devised a monastic rule that to the founding of the convent of St. Pierre-le-Puellier.

Her feast day is July 2.

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