Ebner, Christine (1277–1355)

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Ebner, Christine (1277–1355)

German nun, writer and mystic. Name variations: Christina von Engelthal. Born 1277 in Nuremberg, Germany; died Dec 27, 1355, in Engelthal, Germany.

At 12, entered the Dominican Convent of Engelthal near Nuremberg; though she had a mysterious illness that recurred yearly, was made mother superior at a young age; became one of most important mystics of her day; wrote Büchlein von der Gnaden Überlast, describing mystical experiences of nuns at Engelthal, and Leben: Geschichte der Christina Ebnerin, an account of own life as mystic.

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