Saint, author, healer, composer, scientist, visionary
This website celebrates the life and wisdom of Hildegard von Bingen, a saint and doctor of the church and arguably the most accomplished human being who ever lived.
Hildegard (1098-1179) was born in Bingen, Germany on the banks of the Rhine River. Hildegard was perhaps the first great polymath: poet, theologian, playwright, composer, scientist, healer, and Benedictine abbess. She was a prolific writer on a variety of subjects, including theology, science and healing; all her books are still widely read. She is the first known composer; most of her songs are still being recorded and performed around the world. Although revered as a saint for centuries, she was not formally canonized until 2012. She truly lived into her name. Hildegard comes from two Old German words, "hild" for battle and "gard" for garden. She was fierce in fighting for God's ways on earth: justice, mercy, compassion, truth. Yet she felt most at home in the beauty of a garden.
This site is designed to equip you to live "the Hildegard way."
Over the course of the year through the daily blog sessions, Hildegard's life and teachings will inspire you to:
Her body of work and spiritual standards are nigh impossible to live up to for any mere mortal, but I hope you find this close-up glimpse into her life to be inspiring, enriching and energizing. My wish for you, the reader, is that this website will usher in a more humane, beautiful, balanced and productive way to live in the upcoming year.
Viriditas is a word Hildegard von Bingen invented to express the heart of her teachings. She coined it by combining two Latin words green and truth. The word implies vitality, lushness, abundance, renewal, and growth. She believed viriditas embodied God’s power to renew and refresh—the greening of the human spirit.
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