Saint Elizabeth of Schonau
- 18 June
- Raised and educated in a Benedictine monastery near Bonn, Germany from age 12.
Elizabeth came to see the house as home, and took vows in 1147.
She was a visionary, and beginning in 1152 she began to have ecstacies and visions, 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.
- 1126 at Germany
- 18 June 1164 at Bonn, Germany
- Name Meaning
- worshipper of God
- never formally canonized, but popular devotion led her to being included in the Roman Martyrology
- against temptations
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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