Hodie is latin for “Today.” Today, I am grateful, and give thanks to the Great Spirit for all gifts of abundance!
The following is a brief introduction to honor the contributions of the 10th Century Abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, who was so far ahead of her time.
A TENTH CENTURY ABBESS
Saint Hildegard of Bingen was a German philosopher, writer, visionary, composer, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, and polymath. The exact date her birth is relatively uncertain, however, she was born in the 10th Century, and founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg and Eibingen in the 11th Century.
She also wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters with the use of an invented alternative alphabet, known as the “Lingua Ignota,” latin for “unknown language.”
SAINT HILDEGARD – COMPOSER
Saint Hildegard wrote liturgical songs, and poems. One of her surviving works is the Ordo Virtutum, a liturgical drama, and possibly the oldest surviving morality play.
Enjoy the beautiful vocal rhythm of Jocelyn Montgomery, singing Hodie.