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Just as a mirror, which reflects all things, is set in its own container, so too the rational soul is placed in the fragile container of the body. In this way, the body is governed in its earthly life by the soul, and the soul contemplates heavenly things through faith.

Hildegard of Bingen, letter to Monk Guibert, 1175

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Photo credit: Muffet / Foter.com / CC BY

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