Feast of St Hildegard of Bingen

Thanks to the Liturgical Press’s recent release of Robert Ellsberg’s Blessed Among Us, I have another choice to read aloud for these family celebrations. Today’s reflection on Hildegard is beautiful: “Within the cosmos, [Hildegard] wrote, human beings are the thinking heart, called to be cocreators with God in shaping the world. Both the cosmos and human beings, though estranged from God by sin, may through Christ find their way back to God’s original blessing” (Ellsberg, Sept 17, p. 536). The facing page is on Adrienne von Speyr – a lovely juxtaposition!

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