Gertrud von Helfta or Gertrud die Grosse

Item

Author

Gertrud von Helfta or Gertrud die Grosse

Location

Helfta, Saxony

Dates

1256-1301/2

Works

Legatus Memorialis Abundantiae Divinae Pietatis (known in English today as The Herald of Divine Love or The Herald of God's Loving-Kindness, and sometimes previously known as Life and Revelations), Spiritual Exercises; Preces Gertrudianae (Gertrudian Prayers) (later compilation, partly of extracts from the writings of Gertrude and partly of prayers composed in her style), possible part of Mechtild of Hackeborn's Book of Special Grace

Languages

Latin

Genres

Devotional, Mystical

Editions and Translations

Gertude was a German Benedictine, mystic, and theologian

Archival Holdings

Composite Manscript containing "Ein botte der götlichen miltekeit" in German: Cod. S 458, Central Library of Solothurn, Switzerland; Composite manuscript containing Gertrude's revelations: Cod. 973, p. 476-480, Abbey Library of St. Gallen, Switzerland;Ein botte der götlichen miltekeit' [mit Einschüben]: Cgm 5292, Munich Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany;
Ein botte der göttlichen miltekeit (excerpts); 44r - 77v, Cod. 308 (Hübl 234), Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of Scots, Vienna, Austria;

Item sets

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