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Ebner, Christina
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(Good Friday, 1277, Nuremberg – Dec 27, 1356, Engelthal Convent). The patrician's daughter entered the Engelthal Convent (Dominican) at the age of twelve. Her uncompromising conceptualization of the imitatio Christi and cloistered lifestyle led to corporal suffering and isolation within the community. Beginning in 1291, Ebner had extraordinary spiritual experiences that brought her fame in subsequent decades even outside her convent (1350, visit of Emperor Charles IV (Luxembourg). By 1338 at the latest she was in contact with Henry of Nördlingen, who gave her…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Ebner, Christina”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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