Simply Hildegard…

On this day, September 17, Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-September 17, 1179) left us with an impeccable example of a life lived with direct purpose.

In her lifetime, Hildegard accomplished many things and among them, she was the following:

Abbess and foundress of a Benedictine convent
Visionary
Preacher
Musician and composer
Doctor
Pharmacist
Poet
Artist
German writer: Three books she wrote, Know thy Way, Book of the Rewards of Life,  and Book of Divine Works.
Christian mystic
Philosopher

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Saint Hildegard wrote this short beautiful musical piece that truly touches the soul: Enjoy, and tell me if you think angels would sound like this beautiful voice in this video below

Oh sweet divinity,

oh delightful life,

could I carry in you the garment of light

and receive back what I lost with my first appearance!

To You I sigh and call upon all virtues!

~St. Hildegard of Bingen

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