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Celebrating a 12th Century Nun (04:05)


Hildegard of Bingen wrote her major theological works between 1141 and 1158. She developed a program of continued study and compiled medical knowledge. Filmmaker Michael C. Conti recalls attending her feast day and procession in 2013.

Intertwining With the Sacred Story (03:00)

Reverend Carol Vaccariello connects with Hildegard through mysticism and creativity. Hildegard inspired others to follow a spiritual path; some consider her an early feminist. Reverend Matthew Fox compares consumer culture to original sin ideology and discusses how it disempowers people.

Universal Spiritual Appeal (02:40)

Reverend Mary Reaman's congregation is "trans-denominational"; she incorporates meditation and communal experiences into services. Hildegard saw power and wisdom in creative work and inspired others to access God through the creative process

Theological Ideas (02:56)

Learn about Hildegard's greening power concept and moral teachings. Her intellectual contributions are complex and diverse, making them difficult to summarize.

Hildegard's Musical Compositions (04:04)

Hear a song praising the natural world and heaven. Filmmaker Michael C. Conti hopes to inspire viewers on a path of creativity and spirituality.

Credits: Theology Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard (03:18)

Credits: Theology Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

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Theology Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

Part of the Series : The Unruly Mystic - Saint Hildegard of Bingen
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This program probes why abbess, artist, composer, healer, and visionary Saint Hildegard von Bingen is considered to be the patron saint of creativity and discusses her continued impact on today's theology and mysticism. It explores how this 12th-century abbess became famous as a Christian mystic and visionary, as well as a musical composer and writer, whose natural medicine is still practiced in Europe today.

Length: 21 minutes

Item#: BVL182096

ISBN: 978-1-64481-788-9

Copyright date: ©2014

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

Most documentaries on St. Hildegard discuss historical details of her life. The Unruly Mystic captures Hildegard’s creative spirit. It is a beautiful film. - Dr. Shanon Sterringer, Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Cleveland, OH

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