Hildegard of Bingen Poems


‘The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms.”-

Hildegard of Bingen

Prayers and Poems Include:


Hildegard on her own Writings

“But although I heard and saw these things, because of doubt and low opinion of myself and because of diverse sayings of men, I refused for a long time a call to write, not out of stubbornness but out of humility, until weighed down by a scourge of god, I fell onto a bed of sickness.”


Hildegard of Bingen

Christian Mystics

Recommended Books
  • Symphonia: A critical edition of the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum: translated by B.J.Newman
  • Scivias / Hildegard of Bingen; translated by Columba Hart and Jane Bishop; introduced by Barbara J. Newman; preface by Caroline Walker Bynum (The Classics of Western spirituality).
  • Women in Praise of the Sacred: Ed Jane Hirshfield
  • Teachings of the Christian Mystics Ed. Andrew Harvery