St. Hildegard of Bingen

Visionary, Leader, Artist, and Healer

Introduction To St. Hildegard of Bingen
Instructor: Rev. Shanon Sterringer, PhD
Wednesday, June 15 | 7 – 8:30 pm | Online Event | $20 members/ $25 non-members

You are invited to join us as we spend an evening with one of the most remarkable women of history, Hildegard of Bingen; 12th century German Benedictine visionary, leader, musician, preacher, artist, gardener, and healer.  In this introductory session, we will spend the evening traveling through the Land of St. Hildegard along the Rhine and Nahe Rivers, Germany as we learn a bit about who she was and why she is so important to us today.  The session will include a one hour presentation by Rev. Dr. Shanon Sterringer followed by thirty minutes of group discussion.  This evening is for participants of all levels - whether you have been familiar with Hildegard for many years or are meeting her for the first time! 

Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Herbalist (3-week series)
Instructor: Rev. Shanon Sterringer, PhD
Wednesdays, July 13- 27 | 7 – 8:30 pm | Online Event | $60 members/ $75 non-members

You are invited to join us for this three-part series exploring some of the herbal remedies recorded by Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century German Benedictine Herbalist and Natural Healer. We will be using excerpts from her great works, Physica and Causes and Cures. We will learn how 900+ years later, Hildegard's herbal remedies are still being studied, celebrated and recommended today, not only in Germany, but here in the US as well.  Dr. Sterringer has presented on this topic in a number of herbal forums including at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in 2019 for the Western Reserve Herb Society. Our "take-away" will focus on a few common / accessible herbs that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine.  

About the Presenter:  Rev. Shanon Sterringer, PhD

Rev. Shanon Sterringer, PhD, is an ordained priest and the pastor of The Community of St. Hildegard in Fairport Harbor, OH.

Shanon's passion is in the work of St. Hildegard of Bingen, a twelfth-century German visionary. Shanon founded and operates the Hildegard Haus.  In addition, she is a professor, writer, and owner of a fair-trade store and blog, The Green Shepherdess. She has published two books, "30 Day Journey with St. Hildegard of Bingen" (Fortress Press, 2019) and "Forbidden Grace: Hildegard of Bingen and a Modern Woman's Call to the Catholic Priesthood" (PageMill Press, 2022).  Shanon has led dozens of retreats, workshops, and classes in various topics of Hildegard including herbs, art, theology, music, writings, leadership, and creativity. She has traveled to Bingen, Germany for research and retreat several times since 2015.

Shanon holds a PhD in Ethical and Creative Leadership (2016) from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH; a DMin (2012), MDiv equivalent, and a MA in Theology (2007) from St. Mary's Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in the Diocese of Cleveland; MA in Ministry (2011) from Ursuline College, OH; and a BA in Religious Studies from Cleveland State University, OH.

To learn more about Shanon Sterringer, please check out her websites,, 

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