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.
St. Mechtildis Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mechtildis of Edelstetten
Birth and Death Dates: 1125-1160
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Article last updated on 07 April 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.