"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blessed Herman ... the Disabled.

AKA the Cripple.

You just can't say it that way any longer.


Bl. Herman became blind visually impaired in later life, and it was then he composed the Salve Regina.


  1. I have been to the island of Reichenau a few times. I was last there 2 years ago. It really is an amazing place. It's as though time has stood still. You can almost smell the scent of centuries of devotion in its ancient churches. I still use the word 'cripple'. We are all 'cripples' in some way or other. Blessed Herman was very devoted to Our Lady....Unsere Liebe Frau.

  2. I'm just being facetious as to the PC language.

  3. Love this story, Terry - printed it off. Thanks for sharing!


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