Today He Would Have Been Aborted --- This Genius Composed the "Salve Regina" 1,000 Years Ago
Friday, July 19, 2013
(Althausen) Today he would have little chance of seeing the light of day. The "humane" and "democratic" era of mankind is also the most dangerous, even deadly of the human race. In the "dark" Middle Ages, he was but allowed to live. He was born on the 18th of July exactly 1000 years ago in Altshausen in Upper Swabia, district of Ravensburg today. Hermann von Altshausen-Veringen, better known as Hermann of Reichenau. From the Benedictine Order, on the island in Lake Constance, he was called because of his disability by the less sympathetic epithet, Hermann the Lame. He gave the world one of the most extraordinary, perceptive, and most wonderful compositions, the antiphon Salve Regina.
The small Hermann was visibly shaken, sick and physically deformed to the world. Perhaps because of a neonatal brain injury or an open back today, he would be killed, "out of charity". However, his parents and Wolfrat Hiltrud of Altshausen were devout Christians, and also worried about the little Hermann, as well as his other 14 brothers and sisters. (...)
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