One of the few female Doctors of the Church, St. Hildegard is a beautiful example of a strong woman using her many gifts to serve God in important ways.
She was an abbess, artist, author, composer, mystic, pharmacist, theologian, poet and preacher. Let us remember her words during this season of joyful anticipation, bringing our whole selves, including our voices, to the liturgy.
“Don’t let yourself forget that God’s grace rewards not only those who never slip, but also those who bend and fall. So, Sing! The song of rejoicing softens hard hearts. Singing summons the Holy Spirit. Happy praises offered in simplicity and love lead the faithful to complete harmony, without discord. Don’t stop singing."