Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia or Sapientia) is here personified, present with God at the beginning of creation. Traditionally depecited as a woman in iconography and art; Wisdom is seen as a prefigurement of Jesus, the eternal Word of God, the "logos" John described in the opening of his gospel.
Wisdom is the foundation of fear of the Lord, of holiness, or right living: it is wisdom whom we bid to come and teach us prudence.
The cry "Come" will be repeated again and again, insistent and hope-filled.
- O Sapientia! O Wisdom! Antiphonal healing for a divided age
- O Sapientia and our Need of Wisdom 2016
- Sacredspace.ie Retreat using the O Antiphons
- Salt + Light - O Wisdom
- Dating God - O Wisdom: Kinship at the Heart of Creation
Some reflections from previous years: