Gertrude the Great

Gertrude the Great
(1256–c. 1302)
   Saint, Mystic and Devotional Writer.
   Gertrude was born in Eisleben and was educated at the convent in Helfta in Thuringia. In 1281, at the age of twenty-five, she had her first mystical experience and from then on she led a life of contemplation. Her Legatus Divinae Pietatis is a classic of mediaeval spirituality. She was one of the first exponents of the cult of the Sacred Heart, her visions of which she described. She was also responsible for a collection of prayers known as Exercitia Spiritualia, which have been much used in Roman Catholic circles. Known as ‘Gertrude the Great’, she is the patron of the West Indies.
   Anon, St Gertrude the Great (1912);
   D. H. Farmer (ed.), Oxford Dictionary of Saints, 3rd edn (1992).

Who’s Who in Christianity . 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gertrude the Great — Infobox Saint name=Saint Gertrude birth date=January 6, 1256 death date=November 17, 1302 feast day=November 16 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church imagesize= caption= birth place=Eisleben, Thuringia death place=Helfta, Saxony titles=Virgin… …   Wikipedia

  • Gertrude the Great, Saint — • Benedictine, mystic, author, d. 1301 or 1302 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • St. Gertrude the Great —     St. Gertrude the Great     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Gertrude the Great     Benedictine and mystic writer; born in Germany, 6 Jan., 1256; died at Helfta, near Eisleben, Saxony, 17 November, 1301 or 1302. Nothing is known of her family,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • List of people known as The Great — This is a list of people whose names in English are commonly appended with the phrase the Great , or who were called that or an equivalent phrase in their own language. Other languages have their own suffixes such as e Bozorg and e azam in… …   Wikipedia

  • The Benedictine Order —     The Benedictine Order     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Benedictine Order     The Benedictine Order comprises monks living under the Rule of St. Benedict, and commonly known as black monks . The order will be considered in this article under… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gertrude of Hackeborn — • Cistercian Abbess of Helfta, near Eisleben; born near Halberstadt in 1232; died towards the end of 1292 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gertrude of Hackeborn     Gertrude of Hackeborn …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gertrude of Hackeborn — (1223 1292) was the Abbess of the Cistercian convent of Helfta, near Eisleben in modern Germany. She was a member of the Hackeborn dynasty and a sister of St. Mechtilde. At a young age she ented the Cistercian convent of Roderdorf, where she was… …   Wikipedia

  • Gertrude — or Gertrud may refer to:*The underwater phone used by submarines for communication *Gertrude (Hamlet), Hamlet s mother * Gertrud (novel), by Hermann Hesse * Gertrud (play), by Hjalmar Söderberg * Gertrud (film), a 1964 Danish film based on… …   Wikipedia

  • The Boxcar Children — is a children s literary franchise originally created and written by American writer and first grade school teacher [cite web |url= |title=About Gertrude Chandler Warner accessdate=2008 03 06]… …   Wikipedia

  • Gertrude Blom — Gertrude Trudi Duby Blom (1901 December 23, 1993) [cite linked authority file|id=n83 134641|accessdate=2008 05 12] was a journalist, social anthropologist, and documentary photographer who spent five decades documenting the Mayan cultures of… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”