At the age of 12, she obtaned a remarkable spiritual formation in the cloister of St. Clara.
Charitas became a teacher in 1500 and was chosen on 20 Devember, 1503 as abess. During this time, she was able to read the Latin authors, and thereby acquired a classic style.Her favorite readings were Fathers of the Church, especially of St. Jerome. Her brother Willibald was her guide and teacher throughout her studies.
Throughout the years the Lutheran doctrines persecuted her for her writings. She died in August of 1532.