Saints for Hildegard are those who take on the two dimensions of being human, namely to celebrate and to do works of justice. These usher compassion into history; these bring the "surprise of God" into the world. "Humankind demonstrates two aspects: the singing of praise to God and the doing of good works. God is made known through praise, and in good works the wonders of God can be seen."

Matthew Fox, Hildegard of Bingen , Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Matthew Fox