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On the Sacredness of Motherhood. A Spring Retreat with Hildegard of Bingen

  • All Saints Episcopal Church Northfield 419 Washington Street Northfield, MN, 55057 United States (map)
(c) A. Furchert

(c) A. Furchert

You have asked and here it is. Another spring retreat in our Hildegard series which has already become a tradition.

This time, a week after Mother’s Day, we will focus on the idea of motherhood, in the physical as well as spiritual sense, and explore how Hildegard can help us reflect on both the bliss and pain which comes with giving birth to a child, a vocation, or a new stage in life.

On this one day retreat we will listen, read, explore, learn, reflect, share, walk and eat together pondering the sacredness of motherhood and our own journey with it. Many of us are mothers, and all have had mothers and needed to find our own journey of dependence and independence in that relation. Hildegard sees mothering as a central aspect of how God relates to us, and of our recognition of our dependence on Divine motherhood.

This retreat is for both women and men who are new to Hildegard’s voice and for those familiar with her.

If you are looking for a time out, a day away and some time to replenish your soul, I am looking forward welcoming you on this retreat!



Please reserve your place as soon as possible, since place is limited, best by May 10th.


The retreat takes place at the beautiful All Saints Episcopal church in Northfield, MN. The $85 asked donation includes materials and lunch at Chapati’s in downtown Northfield.


Almut Furchert, Ph.D. has studied philosophy, psychology, religion, and adult education at German universities and works as independent scholar, practitioner, teacher and retreat leader. For the last years she has worked and published on Hildegard of Bingen, and enjoyed teaching her to a wide audience. Almut shares her interest in monastic and contemplative practices with her husband Chuck. Both just recently became parents.