Tiny Retreat #2: Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen: Patron saint of green and growing Hildegard was only five years old in 1098 when her parents brought her, their tenth child, to the monastery of St. Disibode. A holy woman named Jutta took the little girl in and taught her Latin and music so she could sing the psalms with the monksContinue reading “Tiny Retreat #2: Hildegard of Bingen”

Honor the Earth

Today is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org
 Earth Day 2019: https://www.earthday.org/ Laudato Si, exhortation of PopeContinue reading “Honor the Earth”

Can You Make A Prairie?

Emily Dickinson could say it with a few words and rhythm. Memorize this poem and say it to yourself at odd times, when you have a break in the action. It may induce revery. Or a prairie. Or… To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee. AndContinue reading “Can You Make A Prairie?”

The Summer Day

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean– the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth insteadContinue reading “The Summer Day”