Before the Cloud of Unknowing…

Before the Cloud of Unknowing, Richard of St. Victor (who lived in the twelfth century, a contemporary of Hildegard of Bingen and Bernard of Clairvaux) wrote this lovely passage in his work called The Mystical Ark: When birds want to fly they spread out their wings. So, we surely ought to spread the wings of our heart by longing and wait for the time of divine showing at every house — nay, rather at every moment, so that at whatever hour the breath of divine inspiration drives away the clouds o … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

What happens to us when we come together to worship God is that the Holy Spirit swoops in and out among us, knitting us through the songs we sing, the prayers we pray, the breaths we breathe ... We breathe the air that circulated through the rain forests of Kenya and the air that has turned yellow with sulfur over Mexico City. We breathe the air that Plato breathed, and Mozart, and Michelangelo ... Every time we breathe we take in what was once some baby's first breath or some dying person's … [Read more...]