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
Musician and composer
German writer: Three books she wrote, Know thy Way, Book of the Rewards of Life, and Book of Divine Works.
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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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