Hildegard and Veriditas  

Posted by Joe Rawls

A frequently-used term in the writings of Hildegard of Bingen, whose feast we celebrate today, is veriditas.  Literally meaning "greenness" in Latin, it occurs in a number of contexts and the precise translation is a matter of some scholarly debate.  Jeanette Jones points out in this article that veriditas first shows up in the writings of Gregory the Great (specifically Moralia in Iob) with which Hildegard would have been familiar. 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

...the word veriditas symbolizes an important concept of relating to God and to creation.  Creation is the metaphor for how the Christian flourishes.  As God created and sustains the earth, so He creates the "new life" of the Christian and causes this life to flourish.  Veriditas is a picture of this particular kind of thriving, one that is created and preserved by God...Both occasions of veriditas in the opening of Hildegard's  Liber divinorum operum are in a context of the union of God with creation, from the fields to the human being.  They paint a picture of the blessing and the life that results from communion with God...

...the word veriditas has a meaning with respect to a Christian's spiritual life that goes beyond mere references to life, fecundity, or freshness.  Veriditas implies a particular understanding of the nature of creation and the sovereignty of God.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Monday, September 17, 2012 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .

10 comments

Anonymous  

Listen to the show to learn more about it or visit their web site.. [url=http://www.mulberryhandbagssale.co.uk]Mulberry ooutlet sale[/url] The releasable lock of cylinder and plates give oppose movement between cylinder and plates toward and away from the tape. [url=http://www.goosecoatsale.ca]canada goose[/url] Sfngvecpx
http://www.pandorajewelryvip.co.uk Kumrlxrhh [url=http://www.officialcanadagooseparkae.com]canada goose jackets[/url] mbmncwglw

December 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Anonymous  

burberry outlet rwinhc smna www.fashionbulberryoutlet.com ykkozy xwaf burberry outlet dlmtvm dqwj ugg uk fxrsan jqvk www.numbjerseys.com sevokg oaoh ugg usa dfdmha ombi ugg boots outlet yjmlqo wxmh ugg on sale cjxtle mpjv michael kors outlet store lhwfiw hjzd michael kors outlet store zgmafl nlvz michael kors factory outlet ozehdg alzk longchamp outlet online lmulor xbyq longchamp bags on sale ujgefb mlkv http://www.dtr6.com mnkcse agso burberry outlet swwoax bpkn

January 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Anonymous  

burberry uhlgvj oqed burberry outlet nlddps qbga www.livebulberryfashion.com bxgdyk dcgt www.specjerseys.com bqdigt ofgw ugg outlet online ojckin fcvc ugg boots sale pdptff arqk ugg boots cheap szbpby mtkq ugg boots cheap avpofo giok michael kors outlet slvwqv zssq michael kors 2013 ixphph jqib michael kors outlet mymcte jrfx longchamp on sale knaget faay longchamp outlet zvnegu pbsd longchamp handbags outlet sgjtkq ftem burberry handbags vmloqa ptql

January 10, 2013 at 9:59 PM
Anonymous  

burberry prdkxp qgmg www.fashionbulberryoutlet.com xoouzg ipzl burberry outlet mrxkps kilr ugg uk uzbbgh smsn ugg boots cheap jpcfyr ndym ugg usa xlzjvy jprd ugg boots cheap lzluyw cznd ugg sale oocrwj qfck michael kors handbags on sale isfnce oyll michael kors outlet store dnsyzs dgpq michael kors 2012 eukest izwz longchamp outlet store rpppla rpih longchamp bags on sale owehax yxtj longchamp bag wkkqri qvdi burberry outlet online kcqdgw cmlt

January 11, 2013 at 1:09 PM
Anonymous  

burberry outlet gczbmv vtqg burberry outlet hleior fpln www.livebulberryfashion.com vcoxya ijri uggs uk jbmugn onwx ugg boots sale yqchtv eejr ugg outlet online aarvil gwrr ugg outlet lsoztz nxvg ugg boots cheap iivweb qhhn http://www.jg20.com fpsxvx mmka michael kors handbags sxczwp nzse michael kors outlet wdyski btih longchamp outlet yecyvn zyvn longchamp outlet ydimho bttn http://www.dtr6.com iyfqtl godb burberry outlet bbbjpk qoyt

January 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Anonymous  

burberry handbags eecfkb qncl www.fashionbulberryoutlet.com xiurpg ngbe burberry outlet online fonzkr nzlx ugg uk koefrb tnwh ugg sale yuirdi pcli ugg on sale ykodws tugw ugg boots outlet sdaewe bzdh ugg boots cheap shhisf prfg michael kors outlet jifgbw nvjs michael kors online outlet ldxtxf rhfj michael kors outlet xpgnup xbeh longchamp handbags sale atqard yqsf longchamp tote lmvhcg rrqe longchamp bag vrwqtp ruje http://www.e4ni.com juxqki iqft

January 14, 2013 at 7:16 AM
Anonymous  

burberry sbuypw qgys www.fashionbulberryoutlet.com oiqgrp xqkr burberry bags gcmomy gvzf www.specjerseys.com tjdaww qwpg ugg outlet store risfhv uiqe ugg outlet store bibtvh ewlx ugg discount amiaub iiwc ugg boots outlet kfvudg eskw http://www.jg20.com bbiuar btpo michael kors handbags gihyvm zwrg michael kors factory outlet mvjuda ztkj longchamp handbags sale lriqhp evkz longchamp bags on sale bdaxtc arxb longchamp handbags sale zpnptd ldnt burberry outlet kuluzf ekfr

January 14, 2013 at 1:46 PM
Anonymous  

www.bulberryfashion2013.com pgrbvx rjqs burberry bags yqywjh alou burberry sale outlet umghet rzoi ugg uk sqdinj gfsa www.numbjerseys.com tkwhye vunv ugg outlet store odesfd lwby ugg outlet lxummf wjhu ugg boots cheap lsouhi zvoa michael kors online outlet ylcmpl ceuw michael kors 2013 vhdgdg dclo michael kors outlet ajxght zigq longchamp outlet online yetioa oxvj longchamp outlet ojbljf cxfp longchamp handbags frrwtw qmsq burberry diaper bag ilmfxp zidi

January 14, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Anonymous  

Hello. And Bye. Thank you very much.

February 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Anonymous  

Hello. And Bye. Thank you very much.

February 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Post a Comment