- Elizabeth of Sconauge
- Elisabeth of….
Born to the German nobility. Raised and educated in Schönau Benedictine abbey near Bingen, Germany from age 12. Elizabeth came to see the abbey as home, and took vows as a Benedictine nun in 1147. Friend of Saint Hildegard von Bingen. Abbess at Schonau from 1157 until her death.
In 1152 she began receiving ecstacies and visions of Jesus and Mary, received the gift of prophecy, and suffered the assaults of demonic forces. With the help of her brother Egbert, a monk and abbot, she wrote three volumes describing her visions. The periods in ecstacies weakened her already fragile health.
- 18 June 1164 at Bingen, Germany of natural causes
- buried in the church of Saint Florin at the Schönau abbey
- most relics were destroyed by Swedish forces in 1632
- remaining relics enshrined in the parish church in Schönau
- never formally canonized, but popular devotion went on for centuries
- added to the Roman Martyrology in 1584 by Pope Gregory XIII
- “Saint Elizabeth of Schönau“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 June 2015. Web. 14 February 2016. <>