Pope Benedict to Canonize Hildegard of Bingen

The Vatican has announced that Pope Benedict XVI will appoint Hildegard of Bingen as a Doctor of the Church in October of 2012. The 12th century German Benedictine nun is also expected to be canonized in 2012. (video)

In addition to her Christian piety, Hildegard of Bingen was a composer, philosopher, physicist and a recipient of visions and prophecies. About her the Pope said Hildegard of Bingen “served the Church in an age in which it was wounded by the sins of priests and laity.”

Rock on, Hildy!

What excellent news. Players of early music can now address their pleas for comprehension to Doctor Hildegarde!