St. Elizabeth of Schonau

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/18

Patron Of: Against Temptations

    18 June

    Raised and educated in a Benedictine monastery near Bonn, Germany from age 12. Elizabeth came to see the house as home, and took vows in 1147. She was a visionary, and beginning in 1152 she began to have ecstacies and visions, the gift of prophecy, and suffered the assaults of demonic forces. With the help of her brother Egbert, a monk and abbot, she wrote three volumes describing her visions. Abbess at Schonau from 1157 until her death.

    1126 at Germany

    18 June 1164 at Bonn, Germany

Name Meaning
    worshipper of God

    never formally canonized, but popular devotion led her to being included in the Roman Martyrology

    against temptations

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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