Chapel of Peace

 

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Turn the Prayer Wheel  for inspiration from the mystics

 

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Oh fire of the Holy Spirit,
life of the life of every creature,
holy are you in giving life to forms…
Oh boldest path,
penetrating into all places,
in the heights, on earth,
and in every abyss,
you bring and bind all together
From you clouds flow, air flies,
Rocks have their humours,
Rivers spring forth from the waters
And earth wears her green vigour
O ignis Spiritus Paracliti

Hildegard saw the notion of ‘Viriditas’, or Greenness, penetrating every aspect of life. This ‘Greenness’ was the very expression of Divine power on Earth. “The Word of God regulates the movements of the Sun, the Moon and the stars. The Word of God gives the light which shines from the heavenly bodies. He makes the wind blow, the rivers run and the rain fall. He makes trees burst into blossom, and the crops bring forth the harvest.” more of the article by Stephanie Roth

Saint Francis of Assisi

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October 5th is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi. No matter what your belief stucture, he is a crucial figure to western civilzation, indeed world culture, because of his huge love for the Creation and the Creator, preferring not to pick one or the other.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.

The idea of acknowledging St Franscis and his Feast Day came from Calm Eagle

 

 

 

 

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  1. I think this is very beautiful.

  2. This article by Stephanie Roth is one of the most concise summaries of Hildegard von Bingen’s life and theology of creation. I’ve read this before but I am glad it is posted here. It is so fitting to have this Abbess visit are Abbey.

  3. Thank you kindly, gracious hostess. (deep bow).

    Happy Sunday to all. Be well. Be at one with the Creator and the Creation. Walk in beauty.

    MotherBear
    (known at zaadz as CalmEagle)

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