Benedictine Sister Helenette Baltes, 104, died Jan. 2 at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 8, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, with burial in the monastery cemetery.
St. Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine abbess born in Germany at the end of the 11th century. She penned a recipe for “Cookies of Joy” in her medical work “Physica” sometime between the years 1151 and 1158.