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Cinema Paradiso — Postponed — Date TBC

Cinema Para­diso:  

The screen­ing of this film has been post­poned to a date to be announced after Hilde­gard von Bin­gen’s Feast Day on 17 September.

Vis­ion tells the story of Hilde­gard von Bin­gen (born 1098, died 17 Septem­ber 1179; can­on­ized 10 May 2012), the 12th cen­tury Bene­dict­ine nun, Chris­ti­an mys­tic and com­poser, ven­er­ated in the Cath­ol­ic and Anglic­an Com­mu­nions.  She was a Doc­tor of the Church who was able to trans­mit her vis­ions to the world. Accord­ing to Wiki­pe­dia, Pope John Paul II called her “a light to her people and for her time” and said “she con­tin­ues to shine even more brightly today.”

The film por­trays Hildegard’s determ­in­a­tion to expand the respons­ib­il­it­ies of women with­in the Bene­dict­ine order whilst deal­ing with the out­rage in the Church about the vis­ions she claimed to receive from God.  Vis­ion is filmed in the medi­ev­al cloisters of the south­ern Rhine region.