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Medieval mystic helps to discover God’s presence

Pope Benedict says the penitential path of Blessed Angela of Foligno, Italy, offers modern men and women a lesson on discovering the presence of God in their lives. The little-known woman experienced a conversion in the late 13th century. She used to look down on those who observed strict poverty in religious life, but she…

Pope speaks on medieval mystic, Hildegard of Bingen

At his regular weekly public audience on September 1, Pope Benedict spoke about “the precious role that women have played, and continue to play, in the life of the Church.” As a historical example of that role he spoke about St. Hildegard of Bingen. During the Middle Ages, the Holy Father observed, “certain female figures…