Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hildegard of Bingen

September 17 we celebrated the feast of Hildegard of Bingen: abbess, spiritual counselor, physician, theologian, writer, reformer, preacher and composer. Quite the woman! And this was in the 12th century.

In our own community we have a Hildegard of Bingen Music Studio in the lower level, south hall. Our first hermitage, the one nearest East Lake Road is named Hildegard--though we also call it Hermitage #1.

In our history we had a Sister Hildegard Altstadt who died young, age 16; Sister Hildegard Coldon died in 1911; Sister Hildegard Denny didn't stay, but she had the name for a bit; and we had some Sister Hildas and Sister Hildegunds, are they derivations of this saint?

To listen to some music credited to her or her inspiration go to youtube here.

I believe this is a lavender plant. It's at Benetwood Apartments.