Mechtild of Magdeburg lived in the high Middle Ages and was a member of the Beguines, a loosely organized group of women who usually lived alone and were devoted to prayer and good works.
God is not only fatherly,
God is also mother
who lifts her loved child
from the ground to her knee.
The Trinity is like a mother's cloak
wherein the child finds a home
and lays its head on the maternal breast.