Program in English

International Pilgrimages

Hildegard Way Pilgrimage Passport with sculpture "Virgin Hildegard" by Annette Esser

Every year we try to offer an international Hildegard Pilgrimage on the new Hildegard Way in the historic land where Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) lived in the 12th century.

The Hildegard Way follows a 140 km route from Idar-Oberstein to Bingen along the rivers Nahe and Rhine. On the pilgrimage, we walk (most) of this path. In the center of our path is the Disibodenberg where Hildegard lived for nearly 40 years. We will then take the route via Sponheim (considering her teacher Jutta of Sponheim) and in the end, we will visit the remains of Hildegard's Bingen Monastery at the Rupertsberg and stay at St. Hildegard's Abbey in Eibingen.

What makes this pilgrimage more than just a walk is that we will follow the life & work of Hildegard, the Saint and Doctor of the Church, and meditate in depth about what it means for us today. Guiding us in this will be the 59 meditation- and information-tableaux that were compiled under the auspices of the Scivias Institute by Annette Esser and other theologians, musicians, and Hildegard experts. They contain 31 pilgrim's questions to ponder.


Self-organized pilgrimages

Annette Esser and other teachers of the Scivias Institute offer Pilgrimages in the English language to individuals, small and large-scale groups in English or German language. Dates and program on our website or upon request.


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