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Saint Hunna (d. 679)

Saint Hunna (d. 679)

Feast day: April 15

Not much is known about Saint Hunna. In fact, some say that her name is Huva. She was born in the seventh century in Alsace. She was the daughter of a duke, and she married a nobleman. Hunna was an aristocratic woman by birth and breeding. She married an aristocrat, and it can be assumed that they were not poor. However, Hunna was known for washing the clothes of her poor neighbors, who came to call her the “Holy Washerwoman.” (From Saints Passionate and Peculiar [Saint Mary’s Press])