St. Guntramnus

St. Guntramnus was the son of King Clotaire and St. Clothildis. He was king of Orleans and Burgundy in 561. His wife, whom he had divorced, became very ill. When her doctor couldn’t help her, St. Guntramnus had the doctor murdered. However, when he converted to Christianity he felt so wretched over his actions that he devoted his life to building up the church. He helped the oppressed, cared for the sick and helped others during plague and famine. St. Guntramnus, who died in 592, is patron saint of divorced people and murderers.

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Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.