Hildegard, a mover and shaker in the years of 1100

I watched Hildegard von Bingen last night on Netflix. Last year I was in Bingen on the Rhine River in a fantastic hotel. While I was in that city, I learned about the nun, Hildegard and her contribution of medicine, music, drama and strong leadership abilities.

She was born in 1098 and while she headed up a cloister, she determined that she and the other nuns should move to another location to be separated from the men in the service of the Lord.  That was unheard of in those days. But she and the other nuns and a supportive community took off on horses to the new location.

The location was donated for the new cloister by a rich family who had a daughter in the cloister.

Hildegard was a mover and shaker in those days and a politician to be reckoned with.

You can learn all about Hildegard in a museum in Bingen.

 

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