Hildegard von Bingen
Medieval Mystic and Brilliant Visionary
Born in Germany during medieval times to a knight, Hildegard of Bingen was the 10th child. As was customary, the 10th child was dedicated at birth to the church. Accordingly, she lived, and was educated in monasteries, in particular the Benedictine monastery at Mount St. Disibode, in the Celtic tradition. At age 18 she became a nun.