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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Known as the holy washerwoman
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.
This article is about the French saint. For the British band, see The Hunna.
Saint Hunna (Una) (died 679) is a French saint. She was the daughter of a duke, and later married Huno of Hunnawetyer. She devoted herself to serving the poor women of Strasbourg, France. Because she undertook to do the washing for her needy neighbors, she was nicknamed by her contemporaries "The Holy Washerwoman".
Her son was baptized by Deodatus of Nevers and was therefore also called Deodatus. Her son is also venerated as a saint.