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St. Mechtildis of Helfta

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Feastday: November 19
Birth: 1240
Death: 1298
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Benedictine nun who trained St. Gertrude the Great. She was born to a noble family in Heifta, Saxony, and was placed in a convent at age seven. Mechtildis was a mystic, and aided St. Gertrude with her Book of Special Graces or The Revelation of St. Mechtildis. She died on November 19 and was never formally canonized.

 

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