On a mission in Germany, along with her brothers and Saint Boniface, Walburga evangelized and healed pagans. She was a nun at the double monastery in Bavaria, Germany, founded by her brother . She was made successor and became abbess after his death. The day of her canonization, May 1, is often celebrated on May Day, also known as Walpurgisnacht to pagans.
b. c.710 Wessex, England d. 2/25/779 Swabia, Germany
Patronage: Sailors, Hydrophobia, Against storms, Plague, Rabies, Cough
Feast Day: February 25