Woman of Light: Discovering Hildegard of Bingen

Narrated by: Lyn Holley Doucet
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
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Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is one of the most inspiring figures in Christianity: a Doctor of the Church, visionary mystic, powerful composer of hymns, artist, and philosopher. Now, you have the opportunity to know Hildegard intimately in this program on her life and spirituality.

The story of her stunning visionary life and images of her great works of art have come down to us through the centuries. They are priceless gifts birthed from her long life as a Benedictine nun. Embark on this journey through Hildegard's life and works. Lyn Doucet delivers these excellent lectures in her signature Southern voice.

Hildegard created major texts of theology and cosmology accompanied by rich and powerfully beautiful illuminations: paintings derived directly from her visions. Hildegard also created lovely music for her nuns to sing, and her music is still widely popular today. She worked as a physician in her monasteries and wrote two books on the natural world and healing. Her letters to popes, kings, bishops, monks, nuns, and laypeople continue to offer an amazing glimpse into her life and times.

Hildegard's understanding of all things great and small was ahead of its time, and her relationship with God continues to speak powerfully to us in our own era. Blessed John Paul II called Hildegard a "light for her people and her time". Spend some time with this inspiring Doctor of the Church and discover how her mystical light continues to guide us today.

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Excellent source

I like how the information was blocked into 30 minute intervals, keeping with a particular theme. The information given was helpful in my research on Hildegard of Bingen, giving me an overview of the life and times of this remarkable woman. The way the information was organized helped me keep my thoughts clear and precise when giving a presentation on Hildegard of Bingen. I was surprised how much I learned in such a short amount of time.

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Do not waste your credit on this drivel

I wasted a credit on this drivel because I was interested in the life and times of St Hildegard as a historical figure. What I got was one long droning sentimental sermon of the most sanctimonious and sickening kind. Yuck!

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Very meaningful

I was fascinated to learn about the life and thoughts of a remarkable woman living in a completely different time and place. Doucent helped me see Hildegard o Bingen as a real person with real feelings, bold ideas and a deep faith and compassion. Thank you.