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The Many Faces of Hildegard of Bingen: New Doctor of the Church



Thursday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.
Presenter: Catherine M. Mooney
Location: Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium, Brighton Campus
Free of charge.
This event is at full capacity and registration is closed.

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On May 10, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the twelfth-century holy woman, Hildegard of Bingen, a saint.  Five months later he momentously named her also "Doctor of the Church," a title that has been bestowed on only a few men and women in Christian history.  The sheer breadth of Hildegard’s accomplishments – as theologian, visionary, preacher, writer, musician, healer, and scientist – indisputably qualify her as a "renaissance" woman.   In this lecture, Dr. Mooney discusses Hildegard's life, writings, and other achievements, and explores why churchmen, scholars, and others disagree about Hildegard’s significance for men and women today.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center

Catherine M. Mooney is STM associate professor of Church history.