APRIL 15. Hunna, the holy milkmaid
Patron saint of laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen
Also known as St. Una, St. Uma, St. Huva, or St. Ooma
St. Hunna was the daughter of a duke who, in a lateral move, became wife to a different duke. She consoled poorer women with "baths of milk," which earned her the dignified moniker "the Holy Milkmaid." She is also called "the Holy Washerwoman." This saint is a matron who bore one son. Her son (unnamed here because this is a blog about lady saints so who cares) was also a saint.
"AH THE VIRTUES OF MILK"
Despite multiple aliases, Saint Hunna lacks much of a record. It is not clear, from the limited descriptions available, what virtue or virtues set Hunna apart from any person who—despite worldly privilege or status—selects a commendable and gritty vocation (like nursing, counseling, or cleaning) that requires respect for people in dire circumstances.