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Gertrude.

1. the Great (1256-perhaps ca. 1302). Ger. mystic; placed in convent of Helfta, near Elsieben, at age 5; famed for visions; exponent of devotion to Sacred* Heart of Jesus. Works include Legatns divinae pietatis; Exercitia spiritaalia. See also Mechthild of Hackeborn. 2. of Hackeborn (ca. 1232–92). Abbess of convent at Rodersdorf, Ger. (convent moved to Helfta 1258); sister of Mechthild* of Hackeborn. 3. of Nivelles (ca. 626–659). Abbess of convent at Nivelles, Belg.; regarded as patroness of travelers.


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