Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Time

Matthew Fox honors medieval abbess/author/composer/ artist Hildegard of Bingen - a herald of the Divine Feminine, green prophet, and church reformer, newly named a saint and Doctor of the Church....

From the foreword by Joan Chittister, OSB:

"This book gives strong, sterling, and unvarnished evidence that everything - everything - we ourselves become will affect what women after us may also become. For their sakes, take heart from this great woman, learn from her, be strengthened by her, and live life in such a way yourself that makes a difference for those who will come after you.
This is a truly marvelous, useful, profound, and creative book.”

Review by Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism.

“This is a brilliant, passionate book distilled from a lifetime’s knowledge of one of the greatest of all Christian Mystics and written with Matthew Fox’s usual courage and fierce directness.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.” 

Review by Leann Harris

"Matthew Fox’s new book, Hildegard of Bingen, is like sitting down with a great storyteller and listening to him weave together a myriad of faith traditions from throughout time. Fox takes a thousand year old Saint and Doctor of the Church and shows how her story is a story that spans ages and how we can again be nourished by her words...". (read more)

Review by Kathleen D. Clark in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction:

"Hildegard of Bingen speaks not only to universal concerns of the human condition on this planet but also to our current often destructive relationship to our planet....Although this book is quite short, it is packed full of a wealth of images, insights, ideas, and juxtapositions. Reading it a chapter a day over the space of a week left my head awhirl..." (read more)

Two new books tell story of Hildegard of Bingen, fourth woman doctor of the church (National Catholic Reporter)

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