Reflection On Mothering Sunday

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On Mothering Sunday, Dr Ruth Valerio looks to the cosmos, reflecting on how we care for the environment and nurture the natural world. She reflects on this in the context of the current global crisis with the Revd Prebendary Dr Isabelle Hamley who is chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Producer Andrew Earis.

Poems
It felt love – Hafiz, trans by Daniel Ladinsky
Primary Wonder – Denise Levertov
How surely gravity’s law – Rainer Maria Rilke
For Loneliness – John I’Donohue

Music

1. Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E minor - Ralph Vaughan Williams
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra
CD: Vaughan Williams - Orchestral Works (Decca)

2. Seek him that maketh the seven stars - Jonathan Dove
Tenebrae
CD: Mother and Child (Signum)

3. Sospiri - Edward Elgar
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
CD: Adagio! Classics for Relaxation (Decca)

4. Peace - Paui Mealor
Tenebrae
CD: I saw eternity - Paul Mealor (Decca)

5. Morning has broken
Cat Stevens
CD: The very best of Cat Stevens (Universal)

6. Gabriel's Oboe (from 'The Mission') - Ennio Morricone
Yo-Yo Ma
CD: Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone (Sony)

Ruth Valerio and Isabelle Hamley reflect on how we care for and nurture the natural world.