Saint Elizabeth of Schönau

Also known as

  • Elizabeth of Sconauge
  • Elisabeth of….

Memorial

Profile

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. In 1152 she began receiving ecstacies and visions, had 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. Abbess at Schonau from 1157 until her death.

Born

Died

Canonized

  • never formally canonized, but popular devotion led her to being included in the Roman Martyrology

Representation

Patronage

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Elizabeth of Schönau“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 May 2014. Web. 28 November 2014. <>