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Walburga, Foremost German Abbess

Dan Graves, MSL

Walburga, Foremost German Abbess

Wburga, also known as Walpurus or Vaubourg, (d. 779) was the abbess of the double monastery Heidenheim--the only double monastery known in Germany. She was the sister of Sts. Willibald and Winnibald and assisted St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, in his missionary work.


Originally published April 28, 2010.

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