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St. Matilda of Hackeborn

Saint Matilda of Hackeborn, one of the great figures of the convent of Helfta, lived in the thirteenth century. Her sister, St. Gertrude the Great, tells of the special graces that God granted to St. Matilda in the sixth book of Liber specialis gratiae (Book of Special Grace), which states: “What we have written is very little in comparison with what we have omitted. We are publishing these things solely
for the glory of God and the usefulness of our neighbour, for it would seem wrong to us to keep quiet about the many graces that Matilda received from God, not so much for herself, in our opinion, but for us and for those who will come after us” (Mechthild von Hackeborn Liber specialis gratiae, 6, 1)…

Taken from Great Christian Thinkers by Pope Benedict XVI

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