Hildegard of Bingen


Beyond the Seven Storey Mountain: Noteworthy Biographies & Autobiographies of Mystics


A regular reader of this blog wrote to me and asked if I could recommend a good biography on Hildegard of Bingen. As I thought about what book to recommend, several noteworthy biographies — and autobiographies — of the renowned Christian mystics came to mind. So I figured to write an entire blog post about it, and here we are. Hildegard of Bingen Since the reader asked about Hildegard of Bingen...

Hildegard’s Mystical Vision of the Trinity


Today is the feast day of the medieval mystic, saint, and Doctor of the Church, Hildegard of Bingen. She died on September 17, 1179. I previously wrote a column about Hildegard of Bingen, the “medieval mystic superstar” who, a mere 833 years after her death, was finally officially inscribed in the Catholic Church’s record of saints this past May. On October 7, 2012...

Hildegard of Bingen: A Medieval Mystic Superstar


A human being is a vessel that God has built for himself and filled with his inspiration so that his works are perfected in it. ~ Hildegard of Bingen, Letter to Elisabeth of Schönau, c. 1152 Eleventh-century Europe usually is a topic of interest only to scholars, medievalists, and the occasional church geek, but somehow, Hildegard of Bingen, who lived from 1098 to 1179, has managed to achieve an...



Question? Comment?

I'd love to hear from you!