This book presents an overview of the life and work of this Renaissance woman (1098-1179). This paperback is part of the publisher's "Spiritual Legacy Series" which includes works on St. Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Avila, C. S. Lewis, and others.

Renate Craine, a teacher of spirituality at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, sees Hildegard of Bingen speaking across the centuries to us about the mystery of God "who in Christ is present in the cosmos, in history and in the depth of our hearts." As "Wisdom's Prophet," this visionary can be our spiritual mentor for the twenty-first century. There are chapters on prophetic authority, the work of the Word, the maternal love of God, the union of body and soul, the way of the heart, discernment, the "heavenly Jerusalem," and love. Hildegard of Bingen saw herself as "a feather on the breath of God." This fine volume vividly conveys the heart and soul of her spiritual legacy.