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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Author: Hildegard of Bingen

Edited by: John Kirvan

Price: $10.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 120

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-977-6

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 24, 2020

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Let There Be Light offers you a personal, thirty-day retreat based on the spiritual insight and wisdom of St. Hildegard of Bingen, who was canonized in 2012 and later became the fourth woman to be named a doctor of the Church. Let There Be Light encourages you to experience the light of God in your daily life.


"A treasure for daily prayer."

"This book is a treasure for daily prayer with suggestions from the twelfth-century luminary St. Hildegard of Bingen for morning, daytime, and evening. I love that the introduction suggests to allow yourself not to figure things out, to rest in paradox and mystery, and to also work with the prayers as fits your own heart’s desires. There are some beautiful passages in here for lectio divina, set with line breaks to deepen their poetic quality, and suggested ways to enter into your imagination. Allow Hildegard to inspire and companion you each day and discover a wise and creative guide in this wonderful resource."


Christine Valters Paintner
Author of The Soul’s Slow Ripening

"Reawakens our imagination, wonder, and awe."

"Let There Be Light not only helps us better understand this incredible saint but also invites us to walk with her through a daily prayer routine that reawakens our imagination, wonder, and awe."

Tommy Tighe
Author of The Catholic Hipster Handbook

"A wonderful book."

"This wonderful book offers us another way to approach God—as the mysterium tremendum, or great mystery—and teaches us a deeper and more powerful way to pray."

Paula Huston
Author of One Ordinary Sunday