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Viriditas - Welcoming the Greening of the Soul with Hildegard of Bingen.

  • Spirituality Center at St Benedict's Monastery 104 Chapel Ln St Joseph, MN, 56374 United States (map)

A women's cloister retreat

Hildegard of Bingen was not only a remarkable woman of her time but also a monastic leader, an inspiring theologian, philosopher, composer, and naturopath.

In this in-depth retreat of the Hildegard series we will focus on Hildegard's key concept of viriditas, the greening power, life force of all creation. Participants will be guided into studying and embodying this concept by exploring and experiencing how the idea of viriditas resonates with our life and life stories, and what it can provide to us for our own soul nourishment. While doing so we will take part in the rhythm of the monastery, sharing meals, learning, laughing, resting and walking.

The retreat takes place at the serene Spirituality Center at St Benedict's monastery surrounded by lush countryside. It starts on Friday, May 22 with dinner and ends on Sunday 24th with afternoon tea. 

As always this is a small group retreat. Reserve your place best before  May 10, 2015.



Almut Furchert, Ph.D. holds graduate degrees in philosophy of religion (Dr. phil.), psychology (Dipl. Psych.) and adult education from German universities and works as scholar, practitioner, teacher and retreat leader. She is an expert on existential thought traditions and has in the last years immersed herself in the studies of Hildegard of Bingen, teaching her as one of the fore-mothers of integrated science and healing practice to audiences ranging from nursing students to senior learners.