Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Saint known as the 'Holy Washerwoman"

St. Hunna 



Feastday: April 15
Patron of laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen
Death: 679

Called "the Holy Washerwoman," a noblewoman who devoted herself to the poor of Strasbourg, France. The daughter of a duke and wife of Huno of Hunnaweyer, she even washed the poor, hence her name. She was canonized in 1520 by Pope Leo X.

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