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Mechthild of Hackeborn

(Mechtild; Matilda; also “of Helfta”; ca. 1240–ca. 1298). Mem. of the family of the lords of Hackeborn; Cistercian nun and mystic; trained by her sister, Gertrude of Hackeborn (see Gertrude, 2); dir. cloister school at Helfta [Helpede], near Eisenach, Ger.; teacher of Gertrude the Great (see Gertrude, 1), who ed. Liber specialis gratiae, an account of Mechthild's alleged revelations emphasizing devotion to the sacred* heart of Jesus.


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