Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. MECHTILDIS

Christian Saint

Also known as Mechtildis of Edelstetten

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.

St. Mechtildis Facts and Figures

Name: Mechtildis
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mechtildis of Edelstetten

Gender: Female
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 1125-1160
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 206

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