As a nun, mystic, scholar, theologian, physician, and composer, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a remarkable woman -- a first in many fields. At a time when few women wrote, Hildegard produced major works of theology and visionary writings. When few women were accorded respect, she was consulted by bishops, popes, and kings. The founder of a vibrant religious community, the Benedictine convent of Rupertsberg, she was, undeniably, one of the most influential people of her time, and one of the most important religious figures of all time.Nine hundred years ago, Hildegard was granted by means of heavenly visions, precious knowledge about human nutrition. This book delves into the richness and great nutritional value of Hildegard's favorite recipes, bringing a spiritual dimension to the physical actions of preparing food and eating a meal. These foods of joy are intended to revitalize us and help preserve good health in every sphere -- physical, spiritual, and psychological.Hundreds of delicious recipes -- from meats, vegetables, salads, soups, cereals, pastas, sauces, dips, vinaigrettes, syrups, beverages, jams and jellies, coffees and teas, breads, wines, and desserts -- are combined with sound commentaries offering advice and inspirational reflections offering guidance to provide the perfect blend of nourishment for mind and spirit.
A native of Italy and a splendid cook herself, Mazzoni savors the food writings and images of a broad spectrum of Catholic saints and holy women, including Catherine of Genoa, Angela of Foligno, Gemma Galgani, and the first person in the United States to be canonized, Elisabeth Ann Seton. Continuum Books
With a Foreword by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB. Experiencing Hildegard is a synthesis of Hildegard of Bingen's spirituality with insights from Jungian depth psychology, particularly regarding the unconscious and the reality of the soul. In this revised and expanded edition, Clendenen brings the scholarship up to date and addresses the changes wrought by Hildegard being named a Doctor of the Church.
Follow the continuing story of the people of Heartland, the “Little Town That’s All Heart!” It’s the fourth season at Joyful Heart, Callie Gardener Franklin’s herb farm located in central Indiana, and she’s discovering that being married to a high-profile husband means lots of changes for both her and the farm she loves. As she struggles to keep her business afloat in a challenging economy, dangerous threats surface that impact every facet of her world. At the same time, her friends face their own problems and opportunities. In times like these, Callie finds it takes real effort to remember to count her blessings... Meanwhile, Morgan Wright campaigns for political office and artist LouAnn Crow confronts difficult times. Romance blooms for some and disappointment awaits others. There are fresh additions to Joyful Heart’s staff, new adventures for trucker Suz Stone, Mike Shipley (the sweetest UPS driver in the Midwest) and the rest of the Heartland community. Celebrate as the population booms, good triumphs over evil, the gardens flourish, and the blessings of herbs enhance everyone’s lives. Herbal Blessings chronicles not only Callie’s life and another season of growing, harvesting, and using herbs, but also the joys of country life and nature. It is filled with fascinating herbal lore and helpful gardening information. As in the three previous books in the series, it features cultural information on twelve important herbs. And, completing the menu, it includes over seventy tempting original recipes for desserts and other herbal treats!
What We Can Learn from Their Struggles and Triumphs
Author: Ruth A. Tucker
Publisher: Baker Books
Christianity has long been criticized as a patriarchal religion. But during its two-thousand-year history, the faith has been influenced and passed down by faithful women. Martyrs and nuns, mystics and scholars, writers and reformers, preachers and missionaries, abolitionists and evangelists, these women are examples to us of faith, perseverance, forgiveness, and fortitude. With gracious irreverence, Ruth Tucker offers engaging and candid profiles of some of the most fascinating women of Christian history. From the famous to the infamous to the obscure, women like Perpetua, Joan of Arc, Teresa of Avila, Anne Hutchinson, Susanna Wesley, Ann Judson, Harriet Tubman, Fanny Crosby, Hannah Whitehall Smith, Corrie ten Boom, and Mother Teresa, along with dozens of others, come to vivid life. Perfect for small groups, these portraits of women who changed the world in their own significant way will spark lively discussion and inspire today's Christians to lives of faithful witness.
This book explores a number of ways in which a vibrant and healthy spirituality enables people to live longer, happier lives, contribute to society, and avoid much of the discontent that is rife in our consumerist society.