Mechtilde of Magdeburg and the Souls in Purgatory, DVD
Saint Mechtilde of Magdeburg:
Saint Mechtilde of Magdeburg was a 13th century German Beguine who spent the last years of her life with the nuns at Helfta, including Saint Gertrude the Great and Saint Mechtilde of Hackeborn, both of whom have been called heralds of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In this new film we look at the life of Saint Mechtilde of Magdeburg, her Beguine vocation, who the Beguines were and their significance today, Saint Mechtilde’s writings in ‘The Flowing Light of the Godhead’, and in particular her writings and visions of the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Beautiful artwork and vivid imagery capture the spirit of this great medieval German figure and offer a specific meditation upon the Holy Souls in Purgatory as well as why prayers for the Holy Souls are important and necessary.
Saint Gertrude the Great was influenced by Saint Mechtilde of Magdeburg and we look at Saint Gertrude’s famous prayer for the Holy Souls in context with Saint Mechtilde’s work.
Historical, informative and devotional, this new film from Mary’s Dowry Productions will be a good addition to any Catholic or historical DVD library.
Length and Format:
Saint Mechtilde of Magdeburg runs for 28 minutes and is available on Region Free DVD Worldwide.