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Patron Saint of the Arts (05:21)

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Filmmaker Michael M. Conti experiences an existential crisis while traveling in Spain and feels a call to creativity. Saint Hildegard of Bingen continues to influence music, medicine, art and theology. Creating affects profound change and heals us.

Hildegard's Life (03:53)

The 12th century nun focused on prayer and work, as do Benedictine nuns today. Born in 1098, her parents gave her to the monastery. She adopted a more moderate interpretation of Benedictine rule than her mentor Jutta.

Middle Ages Celebrity (05:28)

People across Europe recognized Hildegard's spirituality and wisdom. She experienced visions from childhood; God told her to speak and write her experience. Healing publications and intellectual works gained her male respect.

Humanism and Creativity (03:08)

Hildegard believed that being made in God's image gave us a responsibility to create. Conti explores the ruins of Hildegard's first abbey and urges viewers to follow their own path of divine creativity and spirituality.

Credits: Patron Saint of the Arts Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard (02:58)

Credits: Patron Saint of the Arts Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

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Patron Saint of the Arts Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

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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 today as a patron saint of the arts. 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#: BVL182093

ISBN: 978-1-64481-785-8

Copyright date: ©2014

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

An evocative and beautifully/artfully executed testimony to the many ways that Hildegard profoundly inspires the creative work of artists, healers, and scholars in North America and Europe. - Dr. Beverly Kienzle, Harvard Divinity School

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