Blessed Gertrude of Altenberg

detail of the bas-relief tombstone of Blessed Gertrud von Altenberg; date unknown, sculptor unknown; Altenberg Convent; photographed on 9 September 2012 by Cherubino; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageMemorial


Daughter of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary and Louis IV, landgrave of Thuringia. Educated at Altenberg Abbey. Cistercian nun at Altenberg. Chosen abbess when very young, and led the house for 50 years.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gertrude of Altenberg“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 June 2013. Web. 28 November 2015. <>