23 May 2009


may your eye see God, your intellect grasp His justice, and your heart burn brightly in the love of God, so that your spirit may not grow weak... Be a bright star shining in the darkness of the night of wicked men, and be a swift hart running to the fountain of the living water [cf. John 4.10]. Be alert, for many shepherds are blind and halt nowadays, and they are seizing the lucre of death [cf. Titus 1.11], choking out God's justice.

Hildegard von Bingen to the Archbishop of Bremen, Letters of Hildegard von Bingen, vol. 1 (1994: 48)