Saint Mechtildis of Edelstetten

detail of a memorial stone for Saint Mechtild; date and artist unknown; Dießen, Landsberg am Lech, Bayern, Germany; photographed on May 2011 by Richard Huber; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Mechthildis of Diessen
  • Mechthildis of Ammersee
  • Mechthildis of Andechs
  • Mathildis of….
  • Mechtild of….
  • Mechtilde of….
  • Meta of….



Born to the nobility, the daughter of Count Berthold and Sophie of Andechs; sister of Saint Euphemia of Altomünster. Raised in a Benedictine convent at Diessen, Germany that had been founded by her parents. Benedictine nun. Abbess at Driessen and then of Edelstetten Abbey in 1153 where she was known as a reformer, mystic and miracle worker.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mechtildis of Edelstetten“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 June 2020. Web. 4 August 2020. <>