11 works, Today, September 17th, is Saint Hildegard’s day, her story illustrated #259

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Saint Hildegard von Bingen

A gilded altarpiece
Dominican Church, Brussels

Hildegard of Bingen OSB (born 1098, Böckelheim, West Franconia [Germany] — died September 17, 1179, Rupertsberg, near Bingen; canonized May 10, 2012; feast day September 17), was a German abbess, visionary mystic, and composer., also known as Saint Hildegard and the Sibyl of the Rhine.

Hildegard was born of noble parents and was educated at the Benedictine cloister of Disibodenberg by Jutta, an anchorite (religious recluse) and sister of the count of Spanheim. Hildegard was 15 years old when she began wearing the Benedictine habit and pursuing a religious life…

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