Part of the Field Guide to Flying Saints.

born: Trino, 1460

died: Mantua, jan 25, 1494

She planned to become a Benedictine nun, but her horse did not agree and refused to carry her there. Apparently this wise animal at a later date did not disapprove of going to Parma so Eleanor became a Carmelite nun there.

She lived her religious life so intensely that, even though still here on Earth, she 'lived as if absorbed into Heaven'.

She was gifted with ecstasies and levitation.

Wingspan: 1,51m

Weight (approx): 45kg

Range and distribution: Italy

Color: brown and white tunic.

Special features: pigeon.

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