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Monday, 18 June 2012

Saint's Corner: Elizabeth of Schönau

Name: Elizabeth of Schönau
Birth & Death: 1129 - 18 June 1165
Feast Day: 18 June
Country of Origin: Germany
History: Elizabeth entered the Benedictine Schönau Abbey when she was 12 years old. She made her profession in 1147 at the age of about 18 and became the superior of the nuns in 1157. She was known for having visions and ecstasies and with the help of her brother wrote three books describing these.


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