Prayer for LOKATGD

  While out running errands the other day, I stopped at a traffic light behind a car with the license plate LOKATGD. I puzzled for a moment and then, by supplying a couple of Os, read the message as “Look at God.” Look at God, Look at God, I said to myself. I glanced...

Prayer for Good Arranging

God has arranged all things in the world in consideration of everything else. —Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) Last week, with less than twenty minutes before my youngest granddaughter had to leave for her aerial silks class, she and I flopped in front of the...

Hildegard, Our Guide

                                                  In preparing for the upcoming Appalachian Women’s Retreat, I found it quite challenging to think about the ways in which I might relate to Saint Hildegard of Bingen, our spiritual guide for the retreat. Hildegard was a...

Tea with Hildegard

                                                  Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is                                                                   penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.               —Hildegard...

Prayer for the Desolate

                                                 Even in a world that’s being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong.                                                                                                                                              —Hildegard...

Final Advent: Christmas!

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   CHRISTMAS                                                                                                                                                                             ...

Advent Week 4

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   ADVENT WEEK IV                                                                                                                                                                         ...

Advent Week 3

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   ADVENT WEEK III                                                                                                                                                                       ...

Advent Week 2

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   ADVENT WEEK II                                                                                                                                                                         ...

Advent Week 1

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   I love words, and my hope for language is always that it might elevate, inspire, and illuminate—not frighten, insult, and obfuscate. What draws my attention in this year’s gospel...