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Hadewijch of Brabant

(a.k.a. Hadewijch of Antwerp, Hadewijch of Brussels, Hadewych)

Immediately upon the birth of the Love Song,
it is swept to the heavens by a Beguine of Flanders.

Internet Resources:


  • Check the Library of Congress Catalogs to see what may be available through interlibrary loan.

  • Listings for Hadewijch at Amazon Books will give a good idea as to what's in print and available for purchase. Following are some selected titles:
    NOTE: If you link from here to Amazon.com and then buy a new book, 5 to 15% of your purchase price will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    • Poetry of Hadewijch Hadewijch, 13th cent., introductory essay, translation and notes by Marieke J.E.H.T. van Baest ; with a foreword by Edward Schillebeeckx. Leuven [Belgium] : Peeters, 1998. LC Call No.: BV5080 .H33 1998 ISBN: 9042906677

    • Hadewijch: The Complete Works Hadewijch, 13th cent., trans. Mother Columbia Hart, (1980: Paulist Press, 545 Island Rd., Ramsey, N.J. 07446)
      L.C. Call No. PT5559 H3 A24 Dewey No.: 839.3/18109 19
      Paper- ISBN: 0809122979
      Hardcover- ISBN: 0809103117

    • Beguine Spirituality : Mystical Writings of Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrice of Nazareth, and Hadewijch of Brabant, Bowie, Fiona (Editor) and Oliver Davies (Translator), 1990: Crossroad Publishing Company, New York. LC Call No.: BV5082.2.B435 1990 Dewey No.: 248.2/2/09493 20 ISBN: 0824509935

    • Women in Praise of the Sacred, ed. by Jane Hirshfield. This wonderful anthology contains several English translations of Hadewijch. 1994: HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 0-06-016987-7 , ISBN 0-06-092576-0 (pbk.) L.C. Call No. PN6109.9 W65 1994 Dewey 808.81 '9382 - dc20

    • Women Mystics : Hadewijch of Antwerp, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Edith Stein Bouyer, Louis, by Anne Englund Nash (Translator), Ann E. Nash (Translator) (April 1993) Ignatius Press; LC Call No.: BV5095.A1B6813 1993 Dewey No.: 248.2/2/0922 B 20 ISBN: 0898704340 (pbk.)

    • Meister Eckhart and the Beguine mystics : Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Marguerite Porete, edited by Bernard McGinn. New York : Continuum, 1994. LC Call No.: BV5075.M45 1994 Dewey No.: 248.2/2/09409022 20
      Hardcover - 166 pages (October 1994) Continuum Pub. Corp ISBN: 0826406815
      Paperback Chiron Pubns; ISBN: 0826409296

    • Hadewijch and Her Sisters : Other Ways of Loving and Knowing (SUNY Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion) by Milhaven, John Giles. LC Call No.: B765.H334M55 1993 Dewey No.: 189/.082 20
      Hardcover (August 1993) State Univ of New York Pr; ISBN: 0791415414
      Paperback - 171 pages (August 1993) State Univ of New York Pr; ISBN: 0791415422

    • Hadewijch, 13th cent. Miere herten licht doolt na U al ingeleid door N. de Paepe. Hasselt : Heideland-Orbis, 1973. PT5559.H3 M5 1973
      Out of print.

    • Dreyer, Elizabeth, 1945- , Passionate women : two medieval mystics; New York : Paulist Press, c1989. LC Call No.: BV5077.G3D74 1989 Dewey No.: 248.2/2/0922 B 19 ISBN: 0809130823
      Out of print.

    • Brides in the Desert : The Spirituality of the Beguines (Traditions of Christian Spirituality) by Saskia Murk-Jansen . Paperback (August 1998) Orbis Books; ISBN: 157075201X

    • Poetry of Hadewych : Daring God Talk by Marieke Van Baest. ISBN: 0802861407
      Out of Print
This page revised April 14, 2002
last updated June 17, 2002


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This page revised April 14, 2002
Last updated: August 18, 2004
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