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‘Hildegard of Bingen’ Colleen Keating – Reviewed

‘Hildegard of Bingen’ Colleen Keating

(Ginninderra Press www.ginninderrapress.com.au

ISBN 9781760417666, 248pp, $Aus 35)

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a nun, sold into a convent aged 8, initially under care of Jutta von Sponheim (1091-1136). Hildegard specialised in medical properties of herbs and plants and had religious visions which she dictated to a scribe. She also undertook four journeys to spread word of her faith and was officially canonised in 2012. Colleen Ke...

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