Jutta, Bl.

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Benedictine abbess, sister of Count Meginhard of Spanheim; b. c. 1090; d. Disibodenberg (Diessenberg), near Kreuznach, Germany c. 1136. Jutta (Judith) became a recluse near the monastery of Disibodenberg (Mons St. Disibodi ) and in 1106 was joined by St. hildegard of bingen, who was then eight years old. Other noble women soon gathered there, and Jutta presided over them as prioress until her death. She was succeeded by St. Hildegarde, who said that Jutta "overflowed with the grace of God like a river fed by many streams."

Feast: Dec. 22.

Bibliography: "De s. Hildegarde," Acta Sanctorum, Sept. 5:679701. Analecta Bollandiana 27 (1908) 341. a. silvas, Jutta and Hildegard: The Biographical Sources (University Park, PA 1999). j. may, Die heilige Hildegard von Bingen (Munich 1911) 1431. a. butler, The Lives of the Saints 4:597598. w. bÖhne, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 2 5:123031. j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes 12:616.

[j. c. moore]