Reposting Argentina Benediction with photographs

A mountain lake and the craggy spires of the Andes, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

A mountain lake and the craggy spires of the Andes, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

Katie Fiegenbaum who translated Gerardo Oberman’s wonderful blessing just returned to the United States from Argentina. She was unable to send pictures because a storm took out her power so I am re-posting the original benediction in both languages with the photographs she hoped would accompany the text.

Bendición

Mountain lake and refugio ("hut") in Patagonia, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

Mountain lake and refugio (“hut”) in Patagonia, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

Que nos bendiga el Dios del cielo,
de los mares, de los vientos;
que nos bendiga el Dios del aire,
de los bosques, los desiertos.

Que nos bendiga el Dios que danza
solidario con su gente;
que nos bendiga en el camino,
nos anime_y nos aliente.

Que calme toda sed
y nos provea_el sustento,
nos tome_entre sus brazos
e_inspire nuestros sueños.
Que no falte su paz,
nos brinde vida plena,
que brille su justicia
hoy sobre nuestra tierra.

Que nos bendiga el Dios que sueña
con un mundo diferente.
Que nos bendiga el Dios del tiempo,
desde ahora y por siempre.
Amén. Amén.

A first glimpse of mountains (and hydroelectric power lines) in the province of Neuquen, Argentina.

A first glimpse of mountains (and hydroelectric power lines) in the province of Neuquen, Argentina.

Benediction/Blessing

Let us be blessed by the God
of the heavens,
of the seas, of the winds;
let us be blessed by the God of air,
of the forests, the deserts.

Let us be blessed by God who dances
in solidarity with the people;
May this God bless us on our path,
encourage us and nurture us.

May God calm all thirst,
provide all sustenance,
take us in the holy arms
and inspire our dreams.
May we be blessed with peace
that does not falter,
and may God give us full life,
as God’s justice shines
today on our earth.

Mountains on the border between Argentina and Chile, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

Mountains on the border between Argentina and Chile, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

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2 Responses to Reposting Argentina Benediction with photographs

  1. lucbrady@juno.com says:

    Maren, This is wonderful! Do we have permission to use the picture along with the benediction? L+ Lucy Brady+ Pastor for Children and Youth Ministry St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 17 Bond Street Westminster, MD. 21157 410-848-5975 http://www.stpauls-ucc.org

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