17 Dec 2011

Advent - O Antiphons - O Wisdom!

O Sapientia, quæ ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiæ.

O Wisdom, you come forth from the mouth of the Most High. You fill the universe and hold all things together in a strong yet gentle manner: come to teach us the way of truth. (Isaiah 11:2-3; Isaiah 28:29)

As we begin the final octave before Christmas we encounter the the first "O Antiphon" - "O Sapientia" - "O Wisdom", which draws us into the Old Testament's wisdom literature.

"Wisdom is a divine attribute. The divine Wisdom is personified. Wisdom is the beloved daughter who was before Creation, Wisdom is the breath of God's power, Wisdom is the shining of God's transforming glory."
If you would like to read or do lectio on scripture for the day:
Some reflections:


Blue Eyed Ennis has a reflection on our search for Wisdom.

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