Today is also the Feast Day of Hildegard of Bingen — if you are into that sort of thing.
I mean our Catholic and Episcopal brothers and sisters celebrate these feast days, and if you are feeling particularly ecumenical today, or if you are looking for a powerful example of women in the church, Hildegard may be the one for you!
She was certainly one of the most important women of her time, living in the 1100s. I encourage you to click the link above and read about this powerful figure in church history.
It fits into our exploration of the Christian Mystics in our Thur Noon Bible Study too, in our ongoing quest to seek out female voices in our Church life.
Join me in prayer:
O God, by whose grace your servant Hildegard, kindled with the fire of your love, became a burning and shining light in your Church: Grant that we also may be aflame with the spirit of love and discipline, and walk before you as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.