Hildegard of Bingen was a visionary person. An exhibition in Mainz showcases the visions of the mystic
Hildegard von Bingen had her first vision in 1141. A voice told her to “Say and write, what you see and hear”. Out of this grew her first theological writing “Scivias”, in which she presented or described 26 visions of the divine creations. 1158 – 1163 she wrote her second treatise – Liber Vitae Meritorum – which expounded the fight between the virtues and the vices. Finally from 1163 – 70 she wrote her third treatise of the works of God.
These visions – or rather the graphic and artistic illustrations of them in her works – are at the center of an exhibition at the Cathedral of Mainz, celebrating her new status as Doctor of the Church.
The exhibition is not so much meant as a historical introduction to her visionary work, but aims rather to open of for a spiritual experience.
Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum
Domstraße 3, 55116 Mainz