Irmgard (or Ermengard) of Chiemsee (c. 830/833, Regensburg – 16 July 866, Frauenchiemsee) was a daughter Louis the German, King of East Francia, and his wife Hemma. She was the first Abbess of Chiemsee from 857. During her reign the chapter for noble ladies developed into a Benedictine convent.
Irmgard's cult was officially recognised only in 1928 by Pope Pius XI. Her feast day is 16 July. In Frauenchiemsee, Irmengardstag is celebrated the Sunday nearest to 16 July. In paintings Irmgard is portrayed in a Benedictine habit either crowned with Bible and abbot's staff or with heart in her hand.
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- ↑ "Frauenwörth". Monasticon: repertory of profiles of women's religious communities that existed between 400-1600 C.E.. Monastic Matrix hosted by University of Southern California. http://monasticmatrix.usc.edu/monasticon/?function=detail&id=1365&PHPSESSID=eaf91a71fdc5bed806ef48959a589fb8. Retrieved 2007-11-16.
- ↑ Rabenstein, Katherine I. (1998). "Saints of 16 July". Saints O'the Day. St. Patrick Catholic Church Washington, D.C.. http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0716.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-16.
- "Selige Irmengard" (in German). Frauenwörth. Abtei Frauenwörth. http://www.frauenwoerth.de/Selige_Irmengard/body_selige_irmengard.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-16. pt:Ermengarda, Bem-aventurada