Wednesday, December 17, 2008

O Sapientia ~ O Wisdom (Dec 17th)

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 that comest out of the mouth of the Most High, that reachest from one end to another, and orderest all things mightily and sweetly, come to teach us the way of prudence!




There is an old monastic custom of providing special treats, representing each of the O Antiphons, after dinner each night leading up to Christmas.

Since the symbol for wisdom is a book, our "treat" for this first night is usually a book. I wish I would have ordered all those amazingly priced Father Lovasik books earlier... Anyhow, this year I choose Saints and Angels. The pictures are beautiful, and I am sure it will be a nice addition to our collection of Saint stories!