: Carmen Acevedo Butcher.
She was a Benedictine abbess, artist, composer, dietician, naturalist, poet, traveling preacher, mystic, and political consultant. She was a self-doubter with acute certainty in a merciful and mysterious God, a gifted healer who suffered from illness her whole life. Meet the incomparable Hildegard of Bingen. Nourishing, challenging, and idea-bursting, her writings will stir and awaken your soul.
This essential reader captures the vibrant spirit and intelligence of Hildegard with selections from her songs, theological tests, liturgical music, and letters. Combined with an introduction to Hildegard's life and era, a map of Hildegard's Germany, a chronology of her life, and a thorough bibliography/discography, Hildegard of Bingen
is the ideal doorway into this fascinating medieval mystic.