The Unruly Mystic: St. Hildegard of Bingen

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

“An excellent documentary, full of Hildegard’s spirit!”  – Matthew Fox

Join us for the premiere showing of a new documentary telling the story of a powerful but still little-known saint and muse who invites us to experience the ordinary touching the divine. Filmmaker Michael Conti tells the story of Hildegard of Bingen and explores the ways she continues to have a profound impact on today’s theologians, artists, musicians and educators. Following the film, Mary Kaye Medinger and Sue Swanson will facilitate a conversation around how Hildegard inspires us. Katy Taylor, who has studied Hildegard’s music, will lead us in singing chants and melodies. Learn more at 

Our viewing will coincide with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, reminding us how Mary embraced the Spirit’s unruly ways that lead to deep and profound possibilities.


Following the film, we will be led in discussion by three people who have been impacted by Hildegard of Bingen.

Mary Kaye Medinger values Hildegard’s energetic expertise in so many fields, her courage in confronting unjust systems of power and her lifelong commitment to doing what needed to be done.

Sue Swanson believes that through Hildegard’s exemplary life we are each empowered to be mystics in the world and to act with courage to challenge the status quo and live to our highest potential.

Katy Taylor appreciates that Hildegard received her music in visions from God, and, while she practiced a very proscribed and ordered medieval Christianity, she was also very connected to the Earth and the Feminine as sources of inspiration and holiness.  

WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

COST: $25.00

This program is now full. Please call 651-696-2788 with questions or to be placed on the waiting list.