Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard Of Bingen

Saint Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B. (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis) (1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical drama and arguably the oldest surviving morality play.

She wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, and poems, while supervising brilliant miniature illuminations.

Although the history of her formal recognition as a saint is complicated, she has been recognized as a saint by parts of the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. On 7 October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named her a Doctor of the Church.

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... Primary sources Editions and manuscripts of Hildegard's works Hildegardis Bingensis, Opera minora. 1174/75) Otto Müller Verlag Salzburg 1969 Hildegard von Bingen Lieder (modern edition in adapted square notation) München, University Library, MS2∞156 ... CCCM 92 (Turnhout Brepols, 1996) Hildegard of Bingen, Two Hagiographies Vita sancti Rupperti confessoris, Vita sancti Dysibodi episcopi, ed ...

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