Hildy Girls

Two of our authors have a shared interest in Hildegard of Bingen, but in totally different ways.

Grace Dyrek channeled her interest in Hildegard into the Medieval Monastery Murder Mystery “The Seer and The Scribe.” 

Kirkus Reviews says of the book, “The author strews her tale with generous measures of intrigue, sudden violence, poison, evidence to decipher, secrets waiting to be revealed, specters either holy (in Hildegard’s case) or otherwise, and figures and incidents drawn from history . . . A study kickoff with a distinctly different duo of detectives.” 

Hildegard lived in the ninth century and was a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, and visionary. Accomplishments that women of her time rarely achieved.



Grace Dyrek

Katherine Murray is channeling her inner Hildegard with her delicious “Hildy Bars!” Hildy Bars are yummy, moist all-natural breakfast bars made with no egg, no dairy, and no processed sugar. Perfect for vegans, or anyone who wants an healthy treat. Here’s what Kathy says about how ‘Hildy Bars’  came into being.

“During the winter of 2011, while I was visiting a student for one of the classes I teach at Earlham School of Religion, I watched a portion of a beautiful German movie created based on the life of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century mystic who was a talented healer as well as a writer, composer, and magistra. She wrote extensively about nature and its healing properties, and after watching the movie, I began reading her book, Physica, interested in her approach to natural healing.” This prompted her to create these healthy and delicious bars. Visit Kathy’s website Baking with the Saints to learn more and order your own ‘Hildy Bars.”

Kathy is also the author of “A Simple Guide to Eco-Spirituality” which helps readers learn how to get started with putting sustainability and spiritual practice into your immediate environment, then find out what you can do put faith connections into caring for the earth.




Katherine Murray


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