Catholic Saints

Saint Gertrude

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Gertrude
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  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Gertrude
  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbess

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Gertrude: November 15
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbess
  • Date of Birth: Saint Gertrude was born 1263
  • Date of Death: Saint Gertrude died 1334

The Story and History of Saint Gertrude
The story and history of Saint Gertrude. Gertrude was born in the year 1263, of a noble Saxon family, and placed at the age of five for education in the Benedictine abbey of Rodelsdorf. Her strong mind was carefully cultivated, and she wrote Latin with unusual elegance and force; above all, she was perfect in humility and mortification, in obedience, and in all monastic observances.

Her life was crowded with wonders. She has in obedience recorded some of her visions, in which she traces in words of indescribable beauty the intimate converse of her soul with Jesus and Mary.

She was gentle to all, most gentle to sinners; filled with devotion to the Saints of God, to the souls in purgatory, and above all to the Passion of Our Lord and to His Sacred Heart.

She ruled her abbey with perfect wisdom and love for forty years. Her life was one of great and almost continual suffering, and her longing to be with Jesus was not granted till 1334, when she had reached her seventy-second year.

Prayer to Saint Gertrude

Feast Day of Saint Gertrude

The Feast Day of Saint Gertrude is November 15. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day.

The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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