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Hadewijch van Antwerpen

Little is known about the life of Hadewijch (ca. 1240). Fact is she was a member of the movement of the ‘mulieres religiosae’. These women voluntarily choose to live a religious life that was not bound to rules. Hadewijch lived together with some friends to whom she was a spiritual leader. Her work includes letters, visions and songs, written in function of this mission.