She married young, and was the mother of two daughters, both of whom died in childhood, sending Monegundis into a deep depression. She eventually overcame her grief by filling the empty space in her life with God. With her husband’s agreement, Monegundis became an anchoress, and built a private room where she could devote her life to solitude and prayer.
After several years of this life, Monegundis moved to Tours, France, and built a hermitage near the tomb of Saint Martin of Tours. She soon gained a reputation for holiness, other women joined her in solitude and prayer, and they built a convent dedicated to Saint Pierre le Puellier.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology
- “Saint Monegundis“. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 June 2013. Web. 23 December 2014. <>