Hildegard by Barbara Lachman
The Last Year

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In 1178, in the 80th year of her life, Hildegard of Bingen and her community of nuns were forced to refrain from their daily cycle of chanted services. Imagining Hildegard's thoughts during that period of enforced silence, author Barbara Lachman creates a "journal" such as Hildegard might have kept--a moving meditation on the power and meaning of the word, music, and silence, and a compelling work of historical re-creation.
 

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Lachman is a leading American authority on Hildegard of Bingen.
 
Published September 16, 1997 by Shambhala. 134 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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during this 13-month stretch, Hildegard struggles to establish her own monastery, designs a cloister church, weaves a Lenten cloth, mothers a brood of nuns, and heals the sick, all the while performing the many daily offices required of Benedictine nuns through the liturgical year.

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An uneducated noblewoman who had received divine visions since birth, the 12th-century mystic Hildegard Bingen faced powerful opposition when she established her own convent. The elderly prioress's fi

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This delightful fictional memoir, drawn from the autobiographical, scientific and visionary writings of an outstanding medieval woman, will appeal to a discriminating readership, including historians and those interested in the spiritual life.

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An uneducated noblewoman who had received divine visions since birth, the 12th-century mystic Hildegard Bingen faced powerful opposition when she established her own convent.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This is a fictional work which imagines a year in the life of this highly gifted 12th century abbess who founded an autonomous community of Benedictine nuns.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed "Wisdom has built herself a house in me, has set up her tent here, and my very old age has afforded the rare privilege of growing more and more intimate with her," writes Ba...

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