Pope Benedict seems to be planning to name Hildegard of Bingen – a 12th century Benedictine visionary and leader – as a Doctor of the Church. Because she has never been formally canonized, yet is widely regarded as a saint, it’s speculated that Pope Benedict may also formally canonize her.
- Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church (womenintheology.org)
- I guess we wouldn’t want to rush these things….. (mirrorofjustice.blogs.com)
- Benedict XVI to name fourth female Doctor of the Church in 2012 (insightscoop.typepad.com)