St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179):
Hildegard of Bingen was a mystic extraordinaire. She was gifted in so many different areas: music, art, natural history and medicine, poetry, the political/religious arena, scholarship, mysticism and prophecy.
Some of St. Hildegard’s writings include:
- Book of Life’s Merits
- Book of the Divine Works
St. Hildegard said: “The body is truly the garment of the soul, which has a living voice; for that reason it is fitting that the body, simultaneously with the soul, repeatedly sings praises to God through the voice.”