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Hildegard of Bingen – Friend’s Presentation
April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$10.00 – $15.00
Join Dr Carmel Bendon as she invites you into the fascinating life of Hildegard of Bingen – from the scientific and natural history worldview of the period, her monastic life, and her role as a female visionary.
“Born in Germany’s Rhineland in 1098, Hildegard was not only a prominent religious figure of her day but also – as her considerable writings and works demonstrate – an expert on natural science, medicine and herbal treatments, cosmology, poetry and music. Further testament to her influence is that many of her writings (and musical compositions) survive to the present day. Hildegard’s works are not ‘easy reads’ but a lot of her ideas resonate with our current interests, particularly our concerns over climate change and caring for our planet. Don’t be mistaken: Hildegard was a woman of her time and, it seems, a very strong personality. She had an extraordinary intellect and pulled no punches when it came to asserting a theologically precise view of the medieval Church; but, she also had a deep reverence for, and an amazing insight into, the beauty and order of creation” – excerpt from Dr Bendon blog.
This Friends presentation is sure to be intriguing and insightful.
An afternoon tea will follow the talk.