Delight in Wisdom

November 11, 2021
Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, our beautiful reading from Wisdom requires no further words from me. I highly recommend that we savor each of its elegant phrases, turning them over in our hearts and souls – like the rich colors of a vibrant Autumn or Spring day.

In Wisdom is a spirit
intelligent, holy, unique,
Manifold, subtle, agile,
clear, unstained, certain,
Not baneful, loving the good, keen,
unhampered, beneficent, kindly,
Firm, secure, tranquil,
all-powerful, all-seeing,
And pervading all spirits,
though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.

For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,
and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.
For she is an aura of the might of God
and a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty;
therefore nought that is sullied enters into her.

For she is the refulgence of eternal light,
the spotless mirror of the power of God,
the image of his goodness.
And she, who is one, can do all things,
and renews everything while herself perduring;
And passing into holy souls from age to age,
she produces friends of God and prophets.

For there is nought God loves, be it not one who dwells with Wisdom.
For she is fairer than the sun
and surpasses every constellation of the stars.
Compared to light, she takes precedence;
for that, indeed, night supplants,
but wickedness prevails not over Wisdom.
Indeed, she reaches from end to end mightily
and governs all things well.

Instrumental Music: Poéme by Secret Garden

As we listen, 
let us carry to the arms of
Wisdom and Mercy
any bright hope 
or shadowed care 
we have in our hearts.

On this special anniversary of the death
of the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy,
Catherine McAuley,
you may be interested in
this beautiful article and prayer service
from Mercy International Association:

2 thoughts on “Delight in Wisdom

  1. Donna Mannarini

    What beautiful words of Wisdom! And how blessed am I to be here and how blessed to read them as lector tomorrow at church…Thankful Thursday’s. Thank you, Renee

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