St. Hildegard von Bingen
- a Great Woman
St. Hildegard von Bingen was a visionary born in 1098.
She was given to a monastery when she was eight years
old and became a nun at eighteen. After serving twenty
years as a nun, she was named magistra of her convent.
For the next four years, she experienced many visions
and was instructed by God to write them down. It took
St. Hildegard von Bingen the ten years from 1140 to
1150 to record her visions.
St. Hildegard von Bingen - Poetess
Not only did St. Hildegard record her visions but she
wrote over seventy poems and nine books, as well. Two
of these books contain medical advice and pharmaceutical
instructions using herbs as remedies.
St. Hildegard wrote theological works and spiritual
works. Her three major works, dealing with her visions
* Liber Vitae Meritorum
* De Operatione Dei
St. Hildegard von Bingen Gains Popularity
St. Hildegard von Bingen has gained widespread popularity
today. Her works on science, religion, art, and poetry
have made a comeback in todays world because of the
insights she reveals. Many Catholics study her works
and wear a St. Hildegard von Bingen medal or a St. Hildegard
von Bingen charm, praying to her for enrichment and
understanding of those around them.
St. Hildegard von Bingen wrote of helping the needy,
social injustice, and the duty of every Christian should
make sure that all human beings receive the opportunity
to make use of the talents that God gave them. Wearing
a St. Hildegard von Bingen pendant reminds all people
to help others live in the image of God and find their
Prayer to St. Hildegard von Bingen
O God, by whose grace thy servant Hildegard, enkindled
with the fire of thy love, became a burning and shining
light in thy Church: Grant that we also may be aflame
with the spirit of love and discipline, and may ever
walk before thee as children of light; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who with thee, in the unity of
Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, now and forever.
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