Category : Spirituality

17 Sep 2015

September 17th is the feast day of St. Hildegard of Bingen.

Feast Day September 17th is a special day on the Catholic Church calendar as it is the feast day of a Doctor of the Church: St. Hildegard of Bingen. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is the newest Doctor of the Church, being named a Doctor in October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. She was a remarkable woman, a “first” in many fields. At a time when few women wrote, Hildegard, known as “Sybil of the Rhine”, produced major works of theology […]

29 Jun 2015

The Unruly Mystic and Unruly Me: Nicole Barchilon Frank

[amazon asin=B012CFELH8&template=add to cart]The following is taken from a review of The Unruly Mystic, by my longtime friend, Nicole Barchilon Frank, who was about to embark on her own 10 month spiritual sabbatical in Ireland when I saw her in Boulder, Colorado. A few days ago I watched my friend Michael Conti’s film, The Unruly Mystic. The film is about his spiritual journey and his exploration of the life of Saint Hildegard of Bingen. I first learned about Hildegard from my botanist friend […]

14 Apr 2015

The Hildegard of Bingen Trail in Germany

[amazon asin=B012CFELH8&template=add to cart]I stumbled across this blog about Spiritual Travel… “I love this sign, don’t you? I’ve traveled to a lot of holy places, but Bingen, Germany, is the only place where the pilgrimage route is marked by a nun sign. Hildegard is their most famous resident, and they want to make it easy for pilgrims to follow in her footsteps. And more people are doing just that, for Hildegard of Bingen is enjoying a surprising career resurgence for someone […]