In Advent Reflections

Saturday of the Third Week of Advent

December 17, 2016

Today’s Thought — First Antiphon: “O Wisdom”

Teresa-21O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!

The “O” Antiophons, which are recited at Vespers the last seven days of Advent, can be traced back to the eighth century. Each of them takes up one of the names or attributes of Christ. The first antiphon recollects the prophetic anticipation of Wisdom, who “reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well” (Wisdom 8:1).

Lord, help me to order my life, just as St. Teresa did, by the light of Wisdom.

Holy Spirit, Source of all Wisdom,

kindle in my heart the fire of your wisdom,

so that I might walk the path You have for me

with confidence, trust, and joy.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!

 

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Advent Reflections Courtesy of:

heidi-2013Heidi is a wife and adoptive mother, contributing writer to WINE, and author of Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta and the follow-up companion, Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Servant, released January 2017). Heidi received a graduate degree in theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit in 2012, having converted to the Catholic faith in 1995 from the evangelical tradition. She met her husband, Craig, at the University of Michigan Ballroom Dance Club, and lives with her family (including two special-needs teenagers, a longsuffering Aussie shepherd and a snuggly Chiweenie) near South Bend, Indiana.

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