Sunday, March 30th — 2:30 pm
Hildegard von Bingen:
A Talk by Walker Brents III

HIldegard_Cycle-of-the-Seasons“Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honor. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God.”

Walker Brents III interprets the life & expression of the 12th century mystic, teacher, writer, composer.  Born in 1098, Hildegard lived to the age of 80.  A nun at age 18, she had a series of visions in her late 30s and early 40s which she wrote out and explicated over the next dozen years.  Her paintings and musical compositions further illuminate her insights and remain influential to this day.