Thursday, May 10, 2012

Saint Hildegard von Bingen

Back in December, ChantCafe reported that Pope Benedict had plans to canonize Hildegard von Bingen and to make her a Doctor of the Church.

Today we learned the following from Vatican Information Service:
Vatican City, 10 May 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience he extended the liturgical cult of St. Hildegard of Bingen (1089-1179) to the universal Church, inscribing her in the catalogue of saints.
Saint Hildegard was one of the earliest named composers of Catholic sacred music. We ought to pray for her intercession in our work of liturgical renewal in our day. Saint Hildegard von Bingen, pray for us!

h/t PrayTellBlog