O Wisdom, come

Tonight, the first of the O Antiphons is prayed at Night Prayer. These seven antiphons reveal to us seven names of Jesus, the One-Who-Is–To-Come.

Tonight we pray to Jesus, the Wisdom of God.

O Wisdom,
you came forth from the mouth of the Most High,
and teaching from beginning to end,
you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care.
Come and teach us the way of prudence.

 A medieval image of Jesus seated on the Mary’s lap, as on a throne, recalls the title of Mary as Seat of Wisdom.

A carved wooden image of Mary – lacking the head of Jesus – is found in the Cloisters Museum in New York City. It never fails to move me.

Seat of Wisdom  The Cloisters

Seat of Wisdom
The Cloisters

May Mary open our hearts to the Wisdom of God, her Son.

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