November 15, 2016
Sr Ana Laura Forastieri, a nun of our monastery in Hinojo, Argentina who is currently living with us in community, has been the delegate to Latin America for the cause of declaring St Gertrude a Doctor of the Church since 2012. In September 2016, she began the work of promoting the cause in the US.
St Gertrude (1256 – ca. 1302), was a Benedictine nun of the monastery of Helfta, in present-day Germany, which followed Cistercian customs. She was known as a mystic, writer and spiritual director. Her works, which include the Herald of God's Loving Kindness and The Spiritual Exercises, are a rich source of Biblical and liturgical spirituality.
Sr Ana Laura presented to us a summary of the origins of the cause, the requirements for recognition as Doctor of the Church, and her own work as delegate for the cause.
Read more about St Gertrude here.
Read more about Sr Ana Laura's work here.
Icon from the Monastery of St Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID