ELISABETH of SCHONAUGE (Saint) Virgin (June 18) (12th century) A Benedictine nun of the Abbey of Schonauge, near Bingen on the Rhine, of which monastery she was for many years Abbess. Her sufferings from ill-health were lifelong, but borne with marvellous cheerfulness. The friend of Saint Hildegarde, she, like that great contemplative, was favoured with heavenly visions, and wrote valuable books on Mystical Theology. She died A.D. 1165 at the age of thirty-six. Her name was inserted in the Roman Martyrology, though she does not appear ever to have been formally canonised.