July 2, 2018

Hydrangea flowers in Rome, July 2014. (Julia Walsh)

"The high, the low of all creation, God gives to humankind to use. If this privilege is misused, God's justice permits creation to punish humanity."

- St. Hildegard von Bingen, OSB (1098-1179), German abbess who was gifted in writing music and poetry and wrote and illustrated a number of theological and medicinal texts. She was canonized October 7, 2012 under Pope Benedict XVI, who named her a doctor of the church.