Monday, September 17, 2012

The Holy Spirit as Sapientia

I heard a voice saying to me,
"This Lady whom you see is Love,
who has Her dwelling place in eternity.
When God wished to create the world,
He leaned down,
and with tender Love,
provided all that was needed,
as a parent prepares an inheritance for a child.
And thus, in a mighty blaze
the Lord ordained all His works.
Then creation recognized its Creator
in its own forms and appearances.
For in the beginning,
when God said,
"Let it be!"
and it came to pass,
the means and the Matrix of creation was Love,
because all creation was formed through Her
as in the twinkling of an eye.

~ St. Hildegard von Bingen
trans. B. Newman (mod.)

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