This is a fictional work which imagines a year in the life of this highly gifted 12th century abbess who founded an autonomous community of Benedictine nuns. In these pages, Hildegard of Bingen comes across as a prolific composer of liturgical songs, an accomplished healer, and a reflective spiritual leader. Extensive footnotes provide a textured appreciation of the theology, rituals, and rhythms of 12th century Catholicism.