Blessed Diemoda, Virgin
Diemoda, or Diemut, was a Bavarian and a friend of the celebrated recluse Bd. Herluka of Epfach, who no doubt greatly influnced her. Diemut had joined the nunnery of Wessobrunn, but she could not feel content in community life and aspired to seclusion as a solitary. She opened her heart to the abbot of the neighbouring monastery and he, after testing her, sanctioned the call and walled her into a tiny cell adjoining the church. Here she gave herself to prayer and penance, and to copying books for the service of the church and of the abbey. In the monastery library of Wessobrunn before its secularization there were at least fifty volumes, patristic and liturgical, in the beautiful handwriting of Bd. Diemut. At her death her body was laid in the old minster, but the relics were transfered in 1709 to the abbey church of Wessobrunn.
See Hefner in the Oberbayerischen Archiv, vol. i, pp. 355-373; Hardy, Descriptive Catalogue (Rolls Series), vol. iii, pp. xxx-xxxii, where a list is given of the books she copied; Kirchenlexikon, vol. iii, cc. 1721-1722. There seems to have been no public cultus.
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