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The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBooks 1 and 2

The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBooks 1 and 2

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Alexandra Barratt

Placed in the monastery of Helfa, in Upper Saxony, at the age of five, Gertrud began having visions and writing at twenty-five. Book 1, written by a nun of Helfta, reveals the personality and virtues of Gertrud. Avoiding hagiographical commonplaces, the writer reveals both the strengths and the shortcomings of her very human and very committed heroine. Book 2, contains Gertrud's own account of her spiritual experiences.

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The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBook 3

The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBook 3

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Alexandra Barratt

Placed in the monastery of Helfta, in Upper Saxony, at the age of five, Gertrud began having visions and writing at twenty-five. The first two Books of The Herald were written by her own hand; Book Three, compiled twenty years later by another member of the community, 'expounds something of the favors lavished on or revealed to her'. It provides insights into the life and spirituality of this 'most literate of all medieval women visionaries.'

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Spiritual Exercises

Spiritual Exercises

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Gertrud Jaron Lewis and Jack Lewis

The most scholarly of the remarkable nuns of Helfta composed these meditations, rituals, prayers, instructions on how to pray, chants, hymns, and litanies in the late thirteenth century. Her mastery of poetic prose attests to the level of women's education in the highly cultured abbey she entered as a child of five and never, so far as we know, left even once.

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The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBook 3

The Herald of God's Loving-KindnessBook 3

Gertrud the Great of Helfta; Translated, with an Introduction, by Alexandra Barratt

Placed in the monastery of Helfa, in Upper Saxony, at the age of five, Gertrud began having visions and writing at twenty-five. The first two Books of The Herald were written by her own hand; Book Three, compiled twenty years later by another member of the community, 'expounds something of the favors lavished on or revealed to her'. It provides insights into the life and spirituality of this 'most literate of all medieval women visionaries.'

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