Hildegard of Bingen

On Water

Introduction by Victoria Sweet

Hildegard says: "Water is from a living source. Waters springing forth from their source wash away all filth. If there is blood and water in a person's eye, from either old age or an infirmity, one should go to a river or pour fresh water into a vessel. Leaning over, he should take the moisture of this water into his eyes. That moisture will stir up the water drying up in his eyes and render them clear."

Original Latin