Unexpectedly stern Abbess of Edelstetten
A surprise choice as she was young, inexperienced and from a well-to-do background.Hooray, thought the nuns who had been running wild and putting pleasure above piety in this neglected convent. They were in for a shock — it was Discipline with a big D, harsh and unrelenting.
A rebellion ensued, and was quickly subdued — any nun who persevered was forced to pack her rags and go.
Prospects for penniless ex-nuns in the outside world was even more grim than in the convent, where at least they had a roof overhead and free meals.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1125-1160
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
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