Book of Saints – Mechtildis

Saint Mechtilde of HelftaArticle

(Saint) Virgin (November 19) (13th century) A nun in Germany in the Convent governed by Saint Gertrude, of whom she was perhaps the sister. She has left us a marvellous volume of the Revelations made to her by Our Blessed Lord, and is remarkable as having been among the first to propagate devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Recently there has been a controversy among the learned as to whether there may not have been two contemporary Saints of the name of Mechtildis, the accounts of whom have become confused. Another German Saint of the same name, a recluse near Spanheim, flourished a century earlier.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mechtildis”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2015. Web. 20 November 2017. <>