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Vision Brings Hildegard von Bingen, a Prototypical Renaissance Woman, to Life

The name Hildegard von Bingen pops up most often these days — nearly a millennium after her birth — in Early Music circles, where her surviving compositions represent one of the largest existent repertoires of medieval composers. What is not readily known about this monastic musician is that she was a Renaissance woman before the…

Papal audience topic: St. Gertrude, great German mystic and theologian

Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of weekly talks on influential Christian women of the Middle Ages, speaking about St. Gertrude at his public audience on October 6. Born in 1256, St. Gertrude entered a convent school as a young girl, chose to enter monastic life, and had established herself as an outstanding scholar by…

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

Genre: Drama Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Gerald Alexander Held, Paula Kalenberg, Sunnyi Melles, Annemarie Düringer, Devid Striesow, Annika, Katinka Auberger Director: Margarethe von Trotta Running Time: 1:50 Release Date: 13 October 2010 Synopsis: About Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), one of the most important women of the medieval age. She was a visionary,…