Monday, 17 September 2018

# Saints

Saint Hildegard of Bingen


The 17th of September is the feast day of Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179).

Saint Hildegard of Bingen lived between 1098-1179 and belonged to a large noble German family. At the age of 3, she began having mystical visions which continued throughout her life. At the age of 8 years old, she was sent to be educated at the Benedictine Abbey by an Anchoress as her parents promised to give her to the service of God. When she was 14 years old, she became a consecrated nun and became the new leader of the group of nuns at the age of 38 after the Anchoress’ death. She wrote many books on theology, natural medicine, natural science, poems, plays and composed sacred music and liturgy. When she was 42 she began writing down her visions. Her works were read even by the Pope and she became famous as a mystic and prophetess, gaining the name of “Sibyl of the Rhine.” As her group of nuns became larger, Saint Hildegard created a new monastery at Rupertsberg. She was declared to be a Doctor of the Church in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI, due to her writings on how man needed to live in balance with nature with the love of God. She is regarded as the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.

Image: Illumination from the Liber Scivias showing Hildegard receiving a vision and dictating to her scribe and secretary

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January 2, 2019 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, sadly, among you, my children, there is so much battle, hatred, personal interests and selfishness. My children, so easily you forget my Son, His words, His love. Faith is being extinguished in many souls, and hearts are being grasped by material things of the world. But my motherly heart knows that there are still those who believe and love, who are seeking how to draw all the closer to my Son, who are tirelessly seeking my Son - then, in this way, they are also seeking me. These are the humble and the meek with their pain and suffering which they carry in silence with their hopes and, above all, with their faith. These are the apostles of my love. My children, apostles of my love, I am teaching you that my Son is not only asking for continuous prayers, but also for works and feelings - that you believe, that you pray, that with your personal prayers you grow in faith, that you grow in love. To love each other is what He asks for - that is the way to eternal life. My children, do not forget that my Son brought the light to this world, and He brought it to those who wanted to see it and receive it. You be those, because this is the light of truth, peace and love. I am leading you in a motherly way to adore my Son; that you love my Son with me; that your thoughts, words and actions may be directed to My Son - that they may be in His name. Then my heart will be fulfilled. Thank you.

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