This thirteenth century Benedictine nun was known as the ‘Nightingale of Helfta’. The Lord said to her: ‘Everything you have and by which you can please me you have from me and through me’. She never forgot this, and was faithful throughout her life, as Novice Mistress and Choir Mistress. One of her novices was the future St Gertrude the Great.

May she pray for us, and may God bless you this day.