One-Liner Wednesday: Hildegard of Bingen

“The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured, it must not be destroyed.”
~~~ Hildegard of Bingen

I chose this quote for today because this is the feast day of Saint Hildegard of Bingen and because of the upcoming People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday.

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Author: Joanne Corey

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6 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday: Hildegard of Bingen”

  1. I’ve heard the quote before but had no idea who said it, let alone that the author had a feast day. Learn something new every day, as they say! Thanks for this, Joanne. I agree with the quote wholeheartedly. 🙂


    1. Hildegard (c. 1098-1179) was an amazing woman and way ahead of her time. She was an abbess who wrote on theology, medicine, and botany, as well as writing poetry and music. She had a profound connection to the natural world.


    1. I’m happy to hear that more people are learning about her. I think that her recent canonization – finally – and Matthew Fox’s book “Hildegard of BIngen: A Saint for Our Times” have helped in bringing her remarkable life and works to greater prominence.


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