St. Hildegard was a most remarkable woman. The German mystic was a poet, composer, writer, prophet, physician, & moralist. She fearlessly rebuked popes and bishops, princes and lay people. Her greatest work was on 26 visions dealing with God and man, creation, redemption and the Church. She composed a sacred cantata and wrote 50 allegorical homilies. She wrote a book on natural history, and another on medicine. Some of her ideas on blood circulation and mental illness were far ahead of her time.
St Hildegard von Bingen ~ Mystic, Benedictine Abbess, Visionary, Composer, Philosopher & Doctor of the Church: "I, the fiery life of divine wisdom, I ignite the beauty of the plains, I sparkle the waters, I burn the sun, and the moon, and the stars." Hildegard said that she first saw “The Shade of the Living Light” at the age of three and by age five she began to understand that she was experiencing visions.
St. Hildegard: Mystic, author and composer. Hildegard of Bingen lived a withdrawn life, spending most of her time behind convent walls. However her writings, poetry and music were revelatory for the time period. She was consulted by Popes, Kings and influential people of the time. Her writings and music have influenced people to this day
Illumination from the Liber Scivias showing Hildegard receiving a vision and dictating to her scribe and secretary
"Scivias"(Know the ways of the Lord) by the German nun and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179).The book, Codex Rupertsberg,disappeared during WW II.Transparen- cies are from a facsimile.Christ has chained the old serpent to the abyss.It cannot reach the righteous.
St. Hildegard von Bingen (German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath; 1098-1179) ~ 'Visions of the Angelic Hierarchy'
"Scivias"(Know the ways of the Lord) by the German nun and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179).The book, Codex Rupertsberg,disappeared during WW II.Transparen- cies are from a facsimile.The Last Judgement:Christ in his glory,the angel with the tuba,resurrection.