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St. Mechtilde

Born Matilda von Hackeborn-Wippra, blood sister of the Abbess Gertrude von Hackeborn, monastic herself. Quite plausibly the model for Matelda in Dante's "Purgatorio." She died in 1298.

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Gertrude the Great, c. 1301, and Mechtilde, c. 1298

Essay on these two spiritual authors, whose lives were bound together.

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