Dear (Agent Name)-
In the year 1115 young Hildegard arrives at the German abbey of St. Disibod with a dream of becoming a physician. But her new life is nothing like what she had imagined: instead of attending the monastic school she is forced to live in seclusion in the women’s convent, and even when she secures an apprenticeship with the abbey infirmary, it is against a fierce opposition from Prior Helenger who runs the monk’s cloister. As Hildegard struggles to preserve her precarious position as the infirmary assistant, she falls in love with a fellow novice named Volmar, but decides to take her vows because that is the only way she can continue to practice medicine. When her superior dies, Hildegard becomes the leader of the women’s convent, and Prior Helenger’s persecution intensifies. To save her community, Hildegard begins secret preparations to relocate the convent, even though the move might put her in breach of the Benedictine Rule and separate her from Volmar. However, when one of the sisters betrays her trust Hildegard’s plans and her future are put in jeopardy.