Barbara Newman, Saint Hildegard
of Bingen, Simphonia: A Critical Edition of the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1988), 64-65.
As already stated, in the First Book of the Life of Saint Hildegard
the Virgin Beloved of God, Theodoric writes that Hildegard 'was about eight years of age [when] she was enclosed at Disibodenberg with Jutta, a devout woman consecrated to God, so that, by being buried with Christ (Rom: 6:3) she might rise with him to the glory of eternal life' (p.
Words are drawn from the 12thcentury poems of Saint Hildegard
of Bingen, interspersed with the text Veni, Creator Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit) drawn from the Roman Missal.