Mechtildis of Edelstetten

Saint Mechtildis was a Benedictine abbess and renowned miracle worker. Mechtildis was the daughter of Count Berthold of Andechs, whose wife, Sophie, founded a monastery on their estate at Diessen, Bavaria, and placed their daughter there at the age of five.[1] In 1153, the Bishop of Augsburg placed her as Abbess of Edelstetten Abbey. Mechtildis was known for her mystical gifts and miracles. She would later die at Diessen, Germany, on 31 May 1160. Her adorned remains lie in a glass shrine within the Marienmünster church of that town.

Saint Mechtildis
Admission of St. Mechtildis to Edelstetten Abbey
BornBavaria, Germany
Died31 May 1160
Diessen, Bavaria, Germany
Venerated inCatholic Church
Feast31 May


  1. St. Mechtildis Catholic Online
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