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Papal audience topic: St. Gertrude, great German mystic and theologian

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of weekly talks on influential Christian women of the Middle Ages, speaking about St. Gertrude at his public audience on October 6. Born in 1256, St. Gertrude entered a convent school as a young girl, chose to enter monastic life, and had established herself as an outstanding scholar by…