Blessed Hemma of Gurk

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Born to the nobility, and a relative of emperor Saint Henry II; Countess of Zeltschach. Married lay woman in the diocese of Gurk, Austria. Widow. Founded a number of Benedictine houses including the double-monastery of Gurk Abbey in Carinthia, Austria where she retired as a nun.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Hemma of Gurk“. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 May 2014. Web. 22 November 2014. <>