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Dorothea of Montau
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[German Version]

(1347, Montau/Matowy near Danzig/Gdánsk – Jun 25, 1394, Marienwerder/Kwidzyn). Driven quite early by the desire for discipleship to Christ, this farmer's daughter nevertheless married in 1363. She subsequently led a life of intensive penitence and devotion shaped by love of poverty and the Eucharist, devotion to the passion and Mary, and bridal mysticism. She received many extraordinary blessings. After the death of her husband (1390), she entered seclusion in 1393 in the cathedra…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Dorothea of Montau”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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