Saint Mechtildis of Hocheborn (1240-1298).
Saint Mechtildis, born in Saxony, was the younger sister of the illustrious Gertrude of Hackeborn. She was so attracted to religious life at the age of seven, after a visit to her sister in the monastery of Rodardsdoft, that she begged to be allowed to enter the monastic school there. She was already distinguished for her virtues, and while still very young became the valuable Assistant to Gertrude. She died in 1298 at the monastery of Helfta.
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