Born in Thuringia in a very noble family of Sangerhausen with which the dukes of Brunswick were related, she was more intent upon virtue and the fear of God than upon worldly honor. Her husband died young on a pilgrimage to the holy places in Jerusalem.
Widowed, she resolved to spend her widowhood in a manner pleasing to God. Popularly called as Jutta, she renounced everything with the consent of her confessor and entered the Third Order of St Francis and wore the simple garment of a religious.
She devoted herself entirely to the care of the sick, especially the lepers, and to the poor, whom she visited in their hovels and provided with all necessities.
She recognized in the poor her Divine Lord, and deemed herself happy and highly honored that she could render them such services.
In the Acts of the Apostles, Saul shows what love calls for. He continues to proclaim the fact that he has met the Lord though no one trusts him and some even want to kill him. That is the basic vocation to which all followers of Jesus are called.