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 Saint Gondolfus

Saint Gondolfus

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Death 6 Jul
Maastricht, Maastricht Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial Maastricht, Maastricht Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Memorial ID 57738460 · View Source
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Saint Gondulphus (born 524 and died July 06, 607) of Maastricht was the Bishop of Tongres and Bishop of Maastricht in the sixth century.He was buried in the nave of the church of Saint-Servais at Maastricht, which had been magnificently restored by his predecessor, St. Monulphus.The bodies of Monulphus and Gondulphus were solemnly exhumed in 1039 by the Bishops Nithard of Liège and Gérard of Cambrai. An epitaph commemorating this event was afterwards misinterpreted, and gave rise to a legend according to which the two saints arose from their tomb in 1039 in order to assist at the dedication of the church of Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), and at the conclusion of the ceremony returned to their tomb to resume their eternal sleep.
Together with St. Monulphus, St. Gondulphus is secondary patron of the city and church of Maastricht. His feast is kept on 16 July or 17 June. The commemoration of the exhumation of 1039 is celebrated in August.
St. Gondulphus is known to have been married to Palatina de Troyes. they had a son named Baudgise D'Aquitaine II, who became Duke of Aquitaine, France.
He was the grandfather of Saint Arnulf Of Metz, bishop of Metz and second great grandfather of Charles Martel and fifth great grandfather of Charlemagne


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  • Created by: Mad
  • Added: 26 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57738460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Gondolfus (unknown–6 Jul), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57738460, citing Sint-Servaasbasiliek, Maastricht, Maastricht Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by Mad (contributor 47329061) .