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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Saint's Corner: Hildegard of Bingen

Name: Hildegard of Bingen
Birth & Death: 1098 - 17 September 1179
Feast Day: 17 September
Country of Origin: Germany
History: Born as the tenth child of a noble family, Hildegard reported having visions from an early age. At eight she was sent to live with an anchoress named Jutta and the two women were later enclosed, after which many other women came to join them. After Jutta's death, Hildegard was elected as the head of the community. She wrote extensive theological works and wrote about her visions. On 7th October 2012, she was declared the 35th Doctor of the Church.


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