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Music Composed by Hildegard











Match the event with the year/s that it occurred:
Letter
Date
Match
Event
A
1098

Found the all- female Convents Rupertsberg
B
1106

Church reverses her excommunication. Hildegard dies
C
1113

Hildegard was born.
D
1136

Pope Eugene lll recognizes Hildegard as a seer and a visionary
E
1141

Found the all- female Convent Elbingen. More teaching and missionary tours
F
1148

Sent to live in Benedictine monastery
G
1150

Makes several teaching and missionary tours through France and the Rhineland
H
1151-63

Receives prophetic call from God to write down visions.
I
1165-70

Church rules that she is not allowed to receive the sacraments or sing the divine office
J
1178

Takes her vows to become nun
K
1179

Elected as abbess of her monastery



Comprehension questions:

1) Why was Hildegard given over to the church? Did her age have any effect upon the timing of the decision?

2) Why was Hildegard afraid to voice her experiences of 'divine revelations' at first?

3) What made her change her start writing down her visions?

3) What were Hildegard's other interests?

5) What duties did Hildegard have towards her monastery?

6) Name two of Hildegard's greatest influences.

7) What type of people sought after Hildegard for advice?

8) What made Hildegard's music different from other religious music composed around that time?

9) Why was Hildegard's monastery excommunicated?

10) What set Hildegard apart from other women from around her time?

Word Tiles:

Unscramble the tiles to reveal a quote from one of Hildegard's letters to Elisabeth of Schönau in 1152.
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Cryptogram:

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