Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Learn about theologian and mystic Hildegard of Bingen at SXU's Theology South series

Learn about theologian, mystic, musician, healer, and church reformer Hildegard of Bingen with Prof. Avis Clendenen, D.Min., Ph.D., on Thurs., Oct. 4 at the next lecture in Saint Xavier University's (SXU) Theology South series. The program will take place in the Butler Reception Room, located in the Warde Academic Center at SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The lecture, titled "Saint Hildegard, Doctor of the Church: Implications for Today," begins with coffee at 9 a.m., and the lecture and question-and-answer session are scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. It is open to the public and costs $6.

The lecture will explore the momentous occasion taking place on Oct. 7 later this year in Rome when Pope Benedict XVI declares Hildegard of Bingen, 12th century Benedictine Abbess, the fourth female of 35 Doctors of the Church. 

Prof. Clendenen is a faculty member in SXU's Department of Religious Students. She is the author of "Experiencing Hildegard: Jungian Perspectives," with a revised and expanded edition to be released in October. She also will attend the Oct. 7 ceremony in Rome representing the Church of Chicago.

For more information, please contact Donatta Yates at (708) 638-1070.
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