Hildegard von Bingen
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1098-09-16
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Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen Biography (Wikipedia)

Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B. (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis) (1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath. She is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.

Hildegard was elected magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136; she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical drama and arguably the oldest surviving morality play. She wrote theological, botanical, and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, and poems, while supervising miniature illuminations in the Rupertsberg manuscript of her first work, Scivias. She is also noted for the invention of a constructed language known as Lingua Ignota.

Although the history of her formal consideration is complicated, she has been recognized as a saint by branches of the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. On 7 October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named her a Doctor of the Church.

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O virtus Sapientie - antiphon
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O virtus Sapientie - antiphon
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O Jerusalem
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O Jerusalem
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O quam mirabilis est
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O quam mirabilis est
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O virdissima virga
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O virdissima virga
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Ordo virtutum - Patience and Humility
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Ordo virtutum - Patience and Humility
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Ave Generosa
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Ave Generosa
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Canticles of Ecstasy - Instrumentalstuck
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Canticles of Ecstasy - Instrumentalstuck
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O vis aeternitatis (Responsorium)
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O vis aeternitatis (Responsorium)
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Alma Redemptoris Mater & Ave Maria, O auctrix vite
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Alma Redemptoris Mater & Ave Maria, O auctrix vite
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Canticles of Ecstasy - O viridissima virga, Ave
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Canticles of Ecstasy - O viridissima virga, Ave
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Praise to the Trinity (Laus Trinitati)
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Praise to the Trinity (Laus Trinitati)
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O viridissima virga
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O viridissima virga
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Ave generosa
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Ave generosa
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Divine Love (Karitas Habundat)
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Divine Love (Karitas Habundat)
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Caritas Abundat In Omnia - Antiphon
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Caritas Abundat In Omnia - Antiphon
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O nos peregrine sumus from Ordo Virtutum
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O nos peregrine sumus from Ordo Virtutum
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Canticles of Ecstasy, ‘O paster Animarum’
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Canticles of Ecstasy, ‘O paster Animarum’

Canticles of Ecstasy, ‘O paster Animarum’

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