Walburga, Saint wôlbûr´gə [key], d. c.779, English missionary in Germany; sister of St. Willibald. She went there to assist St. Boniface, settling at Heidenheim, near Eichstätt (NW of Ingolstadt), where another brother, Winnebald (or Wynbald), had an abbey. St. Walburga's convent became a principal center of civilization in Germany and an important shrine. Other forms of her name are Walpurgis, Walpurga, and Vaubourg. Feast: Feb. 25.
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