Saturday, December 17, 2011

O Wisdom - O Sapientia

On Saturday 17th December we start the O Antiphons. 

O Wisdom - O Sapientia

Celebrating at home
Read Isaiah 11:2-3 spend time reflecting on the words of the Antiphon.
Click mp3 to open a separate page and link to the Latin chant. 
LATIN: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae. 
ENGLISH: O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly: come, and teach us the way of prudence.

Celebrating with children: 
Share a favourite Bible story or find and read Isaiah 11:2-3 and talk about how when we are baptised we received the gift of the wisdom which is one of the gifts of the  Holy Spirit and think about ways we can use this gift to help us do the right thing. 

O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who orders all things mightily,
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.