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Saint Hildegard's Herbal Medicines Jul 09, 2024

In this continuation of our series on Saint Hildegard, the "herbalist trained by heaven," Judson Carroll delves into the remedies and recommendations of this revered medieval healer. Discover the herbs Saint Hildegard advocated for treating...

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The Herbalist Trained by Heaven (Saint Hildegard von Bingen) Jun 30, 2024

The writings of Saint Hildegard von Bingen, 12th century Doctor of the Church, contain unparalleled knowledge and insight into human health, the universe, and the natural and spiritual worldsknowledge not learned through study and...

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Patron Saints of Herbal Medicine & the Abbot Who Shaped History Jun 24, 2024

In this continuation of our series on the history of Catholic herbal medicine, we explore the legacies of Saint Fiacre, Saint Gertrude of Nivellles, and Abbot Walafrid Strabo. Join us as Judson Carroll illuminates their enduring impact...

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The Catholic Roots of Herbal Medicine Jun 19, 2024

An inconvenient truth to modern herbalists who reject Christianity and "the patriarchy," it was actually Catholic monks, nuns, and priests who preserved traditional medicine through the centuries. Judson Carroll uncovers the forgotten Catholic...

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Pagan Practice or Christian Tradition? Roots of Herbal Medicine Jun 14, 2024

Today, herbal medicine is frequently associated with witchcraft and the New Age movement. Yet, what were its origins in antiquity? Could herbal medicine actually be rooted in Christian tradition? Judson Carroll explores in this excerpt from ...

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