Matelda and the Cloister of Hellfde Extracts from the Book of Matilda of Magdeburg
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Matelda and the Cloister of Hellfde Extracts from the Book of Matilda of Magdeburg
By Mechthild of Magdeburg
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Table of Contents
  • MATELDA AND THE CLOISTER OF HELLFDE
  • MATELDA AND THE CLOISTER OF HELLFDE
    • PREFACE
    • The Cloister of Hellfde
      • Gertrude Von Hackeborn.
      • The Dark Side of Hellfde.
      • Matilda.
      • A word as to the Béguines.
      • The Great Sorrow.
      • Matilda and Dante.
      • The Book and its Origin.
      • The Journey to Eternal Peace.
      • The Path of Love.
      • The Journey through the Wilderness.
      • Practice.
      • Gleanings from Matilda’s Book.
      • How God is to be Praised for Eight Things.
      • How God draweth the Soul to Himself.
      • The Soul’s Desire sent Forth to Seek the Beloved One.
      • The Complaint of the Loving Soul, and the Answer of God.
      • How God comes into the Soul.
      • How the Soul receiveth God, and how God receiveth the Soul.
      • The Soul’s fivefold Praise of God.
      • Of the Soul’s Complaint, of the Garden, and of the New Song.
      • God’s fivefold Comparing of the Soul.
      • God’s sixfold Delight in the Soul.
      • Knowledge and Enjoyment.
      • The Prayer for Love, and the Answer thereof.
      • Love unto Death; Love Immeasurable; Love Eternal.
      • God asks the Soul what She brings, and She Answereth.
      • How the Soul praises God for Seven Things, and God praiseth the Soul who loves Him.
      • A fivefold Song of the Soul to God, and how God is a Robe of the Soul, and the Soul a robe of God.
      • The Lord giveth a tenfold Honour to the Soul.
      • Between God and the Soul only Love.
      • How God maketh the Soul to be Free and Wise in His Love.
      • The Road wherein the Soul leadeth the Senses, and where the Soul is Free from Care.
      • How the Bride casts away the Solace of Created Things, and seeks only the Comfort of God.
      • Of Love, the Handmaiden of the Soul, and of the Soul whom Love hath Smitten.
      • Be thou in Suffering a Lamb, a Dove, and a Bride.
      • Of the Two Golden Chalices of Sorrow and of Comfort.
      • The Working of Blessed Love.
      • How God speaks to the Soul in Three Places.
      • Of False Love.
      • Matilda’s Faith.
      • The Echo of the Book.
      • Matilda’s Last Years.
      • The Labour of the Lord.
      • The Prayer of the Longing Heart.
      • Prayers.
      • Of the Good Works of Men, how They Shine by the Work of the Lord.
      • The Soul that Loveth Speaketh to her Lord.
      • Seven Things known to the Longing of Love.
      • Of a Sin that is Worse than all Other Sins.
      • How Love was seen with her Handmaidens—A Parable.
      • Four Things that Belong to Faith.
      • From a Friend to a Friend.
      • Something of Paradise.
      • The End of the Journey.
      • The Last Poem.
      • The Nun Gertrude.
      • The Voice that for ever Speaks.
      • Transcriber’s Notes
    • Gertrude Von Hackeborn.
    • The Dark Side of Hellfde.
    • Matilda.
    • A word as to the Béguines.
    • The Great Sorrow.
    • Matilda and Dante.
    • The Book and its Origin.
    • The Journey to Eternal Peace.
    • The Path of Love.
    • The Journey through the Wilderness.
    • Practice.
    • Gleanings from Matilda’s Book.
    • How God is to be Praised for Eight Things.
    • How God draweth the Soul to Himself.
    • The Soul’s Desire sent Forth to Seek the Beloved One.
    • The Complaint of the Loving Soul, and the Answer of God.
    • How God comes into the Soul.
    • How the Soul receiveth God, and how God receiveth the Soul.
    • The Soul’s fivefold Praise of God.
    • Of the Soul’s Complaint, of the Garden, and of the New Song.
    • God’s fivefold Comparing of the Soul.
    • God’s sixfold Delight in the Soul.
    • Knowledge and Enjoyment.
    • The Prayer for Love, and the Answer thereof.
    • Love unto Death; Love Immeasurable; Love Eternal.
    • God asks the Soul what She brings, and She Answereth.
    • How the Soul praises God for Seven Things, and God praiseth the Soul who loves Him.
    • A fivefold Song of the Soul to God, and how God is a Robe of the Soul, and the Soul a robe of God.
    • The Lord giveth a tenfold Honour to the Soul.
    • Between God and the Soul only Love.
    • How God maketh the Soul to be Free and Wise in His Love.
    • The Road wherein the Soul leadeth the Senses, and where the Soul is Free from Care.
    • How the Bride casts away the Solace of Created Things, and seeks only the Comfort of God.
    • Of Love, the Handmaiden of the Soul, and of the Soul whom Love hath Smitten.
    • Be thou in Suffering a Lamb, a Dove, and a Bride.
    • Of the Two Golden Chalices of Sorrow and of Comfort.
    • The Working of Blessed Love.
    • How God speaks to the Soul in Three Places.
    • Of False Love.
    • Matilda’s Faith.
    • The Echo of the Book.
    • Matilda’s Last Years.
    • The Labour of the Lord.
    • The Prayer of the Longing Heart.
    • Prayers.
    • Of the Good Works of Men, how They Shine by the Work of the Lord.
    • The Soul that Loveth Speaketh to her Lord.
    • Seven Things known to the Longing of Love.
    • Of a Sin that is Worse than all Other Sins.
    • How Love was seen with her Handmaidens—A Parable.
    • Four Things that Belong to Faith.
    • From a Friend to a Friend.
    • Something of Paradise.
    • The End of the Journey.
    • The Last Poem.
    • The Nun Gertrude.
    • The Voice that for ever Speaks.
    • Transcriber’s Notes
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