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Speak Out

The Rhineland Mystics Speak Out Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Author, spiritual teacher, friend, and fellow New Mexican Mirabai Starr offers us a bit of the story of Hildegard’s life with implications for our own lives today. “Speak and write!” the voice from Heaven commanded. But Hildegard of Bingen, medieval visionary nun, remained silent. Hildegard was… Continue Reading Speak Out

Viriditas: The Greening of Things

The Rhineland Mystics Viriditas: The Greening of Things Monday, August 3, 2020 Hildegard is not only mystic; she is also prophet. . . . She disturbs the complacent, deliberately provoking the privileged, be they emperors or popes, abbots or archbishops, monks or princes to greater justice and deeper sensitivity to the oppressed. . . .… Continue Reading Viriditas: The Greening of Things

Knowledge of Good and Evil

Suffering: Week 1 Knowledge of Good and Evil Tuesday, October 16, 2018 During our recent CONSPIRE 2018 conference, we explored how the path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers. We looked at personal and societal suffering including slavery, the oppression of Native Americans and… Continue Reading Knowledge of Good and Evil

Nature as a Mirror of God

The Natural World: Week 2 Nature as a Mirror of God Monday, March 12, 2018 Long ago, St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), named a Doctor of the Church in 2012, communicated creation spirituality through music, art, poetry, medicine, gardening, and reflections on nature. She wrote in her famous book, Scivias: You understand so little of what… Continue Reading Nature as a Mirror of God

Created to Love

The Natural World: Week 1 Created to Love Thursday, March 8, 2018 In the fourth century, St. Augustine (354-430), an official “Doctor of the Church” (meaning he can be reliably trusted) in both Eastern and Western churches, said, “the church consists in the state of communion of the whole world.” [1] What an amazing and… Continue Reading Created to Love

Hildegard of Bingen

Mysticism: Week 1 Hildegard of Bingen Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Throughout the ages, the mystics have kept alive the awareness of our union with God and thus with everything. What some now call creation spirituality, deep salvation, or the holistic Gospel was voiced long ago by the Desert Fathers and Mothers, some Eastern Fathers, in… Continue Reading Hildegard of Bingen

Created to Love

Nature: Week 1 Created to Love Thursday, November 10, 2016 In the fourth century, St. Augustine (354-430), an official Doctor of the Church (meaning his teaching is considered reliable), said, “the church consists in the state of communion of the whole world.” [1] Wherever we are connected, in right relationship—you might say “in love”—there is… Continue Reading Created to Love

Nature as a Mirror of God

Nature: Week 1 Nature as a Mirror of God Tuesday, November 8, 2016 What some now call creation spirituality, deep salvation, or the holistic Gospel, was voiced long ago by some Eastern fathers, in the spirituality of the ancient Celts, by many of the Rhineland mystics, and surely by Francis of Assisi. Hildegard of Bingen… Continue Reading Nature as a Mirror of God

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