In this season of Advent which is the darkest time of the year I am offering a series of three meditations from St. Hildegard on the Holy Spirit who according to St. Hildgard gives us the gifts of the Light. The first is below.
stones drip with trickling streams,
streams that are the source
of earth’s lush greening.
you are the source of human understanding.
You bless with the breath of wisdom.
Thus all of our praise is yours,
you who are the melody itself of praise,
the joy of life,
the mighty honor,
of those to whom you give the gifts
of the light. – Saint Hildegard of Bingen.
From Meditations With Hildegard of Bingen by Gabrielle Uhlein.
May these meditations illuminate the Advent season for you.