Saint Hildegard of Bingen Ceramic Plaque
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St. Hildegard of Bingen Ceramic Plaque
Hildegard of Bingen was a Renaissance woman of the Middle Ages, called the Sibyl of the Rhine. She entered the Benedictines at eight years old and was elected abbess as a young woman. She was the first of the great German mystics, a poet and prophet, author of hymns and music, a physician and political moralist, who advised 4 popes, princes, bishops and laymen. She lived to be 80 and headed communities of both men and women. Her feast day is September 17.