SIBYL OF THE RHINE

Image by Irene B. Hahn

Wisdom of Saint Hildegarde of Bingen

“DARE TO DECLARE WHO YOU ARE.

IT IS NOT FAR FROM THE SHORES OF SILENCE

TO THE BOUNDARIES OF SPEECH.

THE PATH IS NOT LONG, BUT THE WAY IS DEEP.

YOU MUST NOT ONLY WALK THERE,

YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO LEAP.”

How goodly is God to give us such a saintly friend to enlighten the mind.

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A GLORIOUS ARC

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres By Gaston de la Touche

HAIKU

Flow of compunction

Amazing mercy arching

So to reconcile

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Blaise Paschal, French mathematician, upon admiring this painting said:

“Jesus  will be in agony until the end of the world; we must not sleep during this time.”

…there is something here to think about…

IN THESE FORTY DAYS

AFFIRMATION

“I need to give up something that I know is wrong with me.  There comes a time in your life when you have to say ‘no’ to something very difficult, when to say ‘yes’ would be so easy.” 

–Mother Angelica

Just like the impetus for winter to prepare for a new springtime of life in the Joy of Easter, yes?

A TIME OF QUIET

A CHALLENGE for Ash Wednesday

They shouted “persecute, scourge and crucify him.”

Rejection, denial and suffering stained my earlier life.  I couldn’t understand the purpose of it all in those dark days, but know I know better.  I was being restored in faith, so that when I receive ashes on the forehead today, I will accept the invitation to be renewed in faith even more.

Will you be making the way for grace to touch and transform you?  I pray so.