Hrotsvitha: Raising a mighty voice

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8) Likely born an aristocrat between 940 and 950, Hrotsvitha entered the convent of Gandersheim at a young age. The convent was known for … [Read more…]

Mary: Out of darkness

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6) Mary had a past. But she also had a future. Her story begins in the middle of the … [Read more…]