Centre for Research Work and European Spirituality

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The St. Hildegard Academy Eibingen e.V. stands on three pillars which symbolise its threefold concern:

Pillar "Research Work"

  • Scientific research on the person and life, work and reception, spirituality and theology of St. Hildegard of Bingen.
  • Institutional anchoring of research work in the Abbey of St. Hildegard
  • Coordination of worldwide Hildegard research through networking of scholars and through a platform for research projects and through events and personal exchange
  • International scholarly bibliography related to Hildegard of Bingen, online accessible

Pillar "Communication and Education"

  • Transfer of scientific results into real-life contexts
  • spiritual and cultural education
  • Accompanying young people
  • Raising awareness of Christian values in our society
  • Transmission of Christian spirituality through reflection and practice

Pillar "European Spirituality”

  • Exploring Benedictine spirituality in its relevance to European culture
  • Reflection on current political, social, cultural and religious challenges in Europe as a mission of Benedictine tradition
  • Reviving the spiritual and intellectual heritage of Europe through the unique contribution of Hildegard as a new Church teacher and Benedict as the patron saint of Europe

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