Saint Hildegard of Bingen Minibook
Title: Saint Hildegard of Bingen
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saint Hildegard of Bingen
Prophetess of Germany - Visionary - Mystic - Doctor of the Church
Hello, Family and welcome. We’re Bob and Penny Lord, although Penny is directing everything from Heaven. We want to share with you today, a very special Super Saint, St. Hildegard of Bingen, a visionary, a mystic, a doctor of the Church, who is not well known in the United States, but is greatly admired and venerated in Germany and other European countries.
St. Hildegard is called the Sybil of the Rhine meaning seeress. She is not only venerated by the Roman Catholic Church, but also by the Anglican and Lutheran Church and many eastern religions. She is many things. She is a visionary and mystic. She is an author, a composer, a playwright, a person of great learning in many areas, including medicine. Truth be known, there’s not a whole lot that she was not adept at.
We travel to Bingen, Germany and the area of the beautiful Rhine River which is where Saint Hildegard lived and had her visions. It was also here where she wrote her books on her visions and many other things, like a Morality Play, put to music, which she also wrote. She wrote a book on herbal medicine which is used to this day in that area of Germany. She made speaking tours throughout Germany. She wrote letters to Abbots, Kings, Emperors and Popes, in addition to many ordinary people. Come to her firs Abbey, Disibodenberg, about 30 kilometers from Bingen, where she was placed at 8 years old and spent over half her life. She wrote her first book there. She is an outstanding woman of our Church. She is a role model for all, but especially women.
We bring you the life of Saint Hildegard of Bingen in this minibook.