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!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.