Gertrude, St (2)

Gertrude, St was born at Eisleben, Germany, and became in 1294 abbess of a congregation of Benedictine nuns at Roberdorf. She was thoroughly versed in Latin and the holy Scriptures, but is particularly known for the visionary mysticism of her piety. A series of editions of her Insinuationum diiince pietatis exercitia appeared during the 16th and 17th centuries. Mege published an edition in 1664, and in 1676 translated it, together with her biography, into French. She died in 1334. Her saint's day is November 15. — Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 5:100.

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