Abbess of Heidenheim, d. 779, sister of Winnibald and Willibald.
- 25 February: in die natalis
- 1 May: translatio
- 4 August: adventus (arrival at the European Continent)
- 12 October (Eichstätt, Antwerpen) and 24 September (Zutphen): translation to Eichstätt
Patron saint of Oudenaarde.
Churches, dedicated to Walburgis (a.o.): Arnhem, Tiel, Groningen, Zutphen (chapter church), Antwerpen (parish church), Oudenaarde (parish church), Veurne (chapter church). See for more information Holzbauer: Heilige Walpurgis.
An office for Walburgis is preserved in the 15th century NL-ZUa 6. This office is a compilation of Walburgis chants, that are partly found in other manuscripts as well: a 12th century Rhineland Antiphoner B-Br 353, and the Antwerpen Ordinal, dating from 1417. Besides, chants for Gertrudis of Nivelles and for other female saints have been used.
The readings for her feasts are preserved in the festal breviary B-Bb 680.
Besides, a sequence Ad promendum laudes Dei is preserved in NL-ZUa 2, fol. 29r. For the text: AH 55, pp. 397-398. The missal NL-ZUa 7 further mentions the Alleluia Virginis in laude, unknown, and perhaps not specific for Walburgis.
The hymn Ave flos virginum is preserved in NL-ZUa 6, fol. 250r. The text is written by bishop Heriberthus a Rothenburg, bishop of Eichstätt, d. 1021; see AH 50, pp. 290-293.
I. de Loos, in: De Sint-Walburgiskerk in Zutphen.
The Zutphen office is mentioned in Hughes's LMLO, referring to AH 28 (appendix); however both AH and LMLO only give two antiphons.
The Walburgis-antiphon Sancto de semine orta is found in several Rheinland antiphoners, usually serving as a memorial antiphon after first vespers for Philippus and Jacobus. Some of these antiphoners are: the 12th century Rheinland antiphoner B-Br 353 (f. 309); some Köln manuscripts such as the mid-14th century D-KNd 226.
In the Stift St. Viktor Xanten, where relics of Walburgis were buried in the main altar, this antiphon was known too (see: Der älteste Ordinarius ..., col. 100).
Relics of Walburgis were kept in the Willibrordiarche of the Stift St Martini in Emmerich. In a diurnale D-EMMm B I 103 of this church, some chants for her are preserved (incl. the hymn Ave flos virginum mentioned above).
In Antwerpen, where a parish church was dedicated to Walburgis, some chants are mentioned in the B-Ak s.n. Antwerpen Ordinal.
Holzbauer: Heilige Walpurgis