Saint Hildegard of Bingen, The Sybil of the Rhine, Hildegard von Bingen, Hildegardis Bingensis, Secretary of God, Germanys first female doctor
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September 17, 1179
Throughout her life, Saint Hildegard was exposed to the Church, where she proved her worth as a leader and follower of God.
Saint Hildegard experienced several visions in her life which helped her in her advocacy.
Blessed Hildegard of Bingen (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis) (1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a 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.
She wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, poems, and arguably the oldest surviving morality play, while supervising brilliant miniature Illuminations.