A Weekend with Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard spoke beautifully of the harmony of God’s creation, believing it held the “greening power of Christ.’ Walking slowly through Hildegard’s life offers the chance to contemplate connections to our own.
Hildegard wrote hymns and antiphons, poems, and created artwork. She created her own language and wrote one of the first musical plays. She had visions and wrote letters challenging authorities in profound ways, particularly for a woman of her time. Her beautiful chants, some to be shared by Erin, will create a contemplative atmosphere for telling her story again, remembering and honoring her life.
By focusing on particular themes, we will allow her life to speak into ours, challenging and inspiring our living today. Music, storytelling, recognizing Hildegard’s life as a window to our own, silence and sharing, space for journaling, creating, and letting the content speak to you as you rest will all be woven together as parts of the weekend.