Celebrating St. Hildegard of Bingen
Hosted by S. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD with special guest presenter, Jean Feraca.
Tuition: $200, plus meals and lodging.
Original painting above of Hildegard by Gabriele Uhlein.
An annual tradition at the Christine Center, the Hilde-Fest is a celebration of all things St. Hildegard: music, art, food and the bold stature of soul this 12th century saint inspires!
This year we ask, “Why Hildegard Today?” and we’ll participate in a wild and wonderful presentation of St. Hildegard’s “Play of the Virtues”.
In good company, and adorned in “spiritual jewels”, we’ll share St. Hildegard’s heroic Soul’s Journey to God and experience her high hope for humankind in the healing of our world.
Gabriele is a Franciscan spiritual director and artist. She has a doctorate in process theology and Jungian-oriented depth psychology and often facilitates experiences grounded in the wisdom of the Christian mystics, contemporary eco-theology and incarnation spirituality.
As a seasoned circle conversation facilitator and retreat director, Gabriele is deeply influenced by Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry and she has been exploring the integration of contemporary science and spirituality since 1982.
Gabriele is nationally known for her eco-Franciscan perspectives and continues to promote the wildly profound connection between Matter/Spirit and Soul/Cosmos. “Participation is non-optional, and there is no such thing as a private spirituality!”
Gabriele is the author of Meditations of Hildegard of Bingen, Bear & Company, Santa Fe, NM.
After almost 30 years Jean retired as Wisconsin Public Radio’s Distinguished Senior Broadcaster in 2012.
She was host and executive producer of Here on Earth: Radio without Borders.
She won an Ohio State and Gabriel Award for her Women of Spirit radio series on female leaders in the early Christian Church, and the National Telemedia Council’s Distinguished Media Award for her radio advocacy of people with mental illness, and the 2011 Gabriel Award for Inside Islam, “Muslims, Mosques, and American Identity.”
A resident of Madison, Wisconsin, she is author of three collections of poetry: South from Rome: Il Mezzogiorno, Crossing the Great Divide, and Rendered into Paradise.
Jean was the recipient of the Nation’s Discovery Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a two-time finalist for the Pushcart Prize and a National Poetry Foundation Prize.
I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death, and the Radio, was selected as the 2011 winner of the Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Nonfiction Award, sponsored by the Council for Wisconsin Writers. It was also named an Outstanding Book by the American Association of School Librarians, and one of the year’s Best Books for General Audiences by the Public Library Association.