O Clarissima (O Radiant Bright)

Posted June 12, 2016 10:36 pm by Webmaster

O Clarissima (O Radiant Bright)

O Clarissima is a responsory to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the German mystic Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). It begins: “O clarissima mater sancte medicine (O radiant bright, O mother of a holy medicine)”. Complete Latin text, English translation, musical score, and commentary can be found here (opens in new window). Approved by her contemporaries: St. Bernard of Clairvaux and Pope Eugene III, in 2012 Benedict XVI formalized her canonization and declared Hildegard the 35th Doctor of the Universal Church, citing this 12th century Benedictine abbess as “an authentic teacher of theology and a profound scholar of natural science

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