Monday, 25 March 2019

Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ

1 comment:

MyronM said...

Biebl's 'Ave Maria' was recorded in the Cistercian abbey Maulbronn in Wirtemberg. After the personal intervention of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux, Gunther v. Henneberg, then bishop of Speyer offered the Cistercians a forest valley, but the foundation A.D. 1147 was marked by ... a mule. The monks charged a mule with a sack of gold and followed his lead. Suddenly, the mule threw off the sack and began to dig soil until water gushed. Meaning: the Living Water is better than all riches of this world. Prophecy refers to the Paraclete and the departure of the faithful fold from the rich Romancatholic church to the Kingdom of God on earth.