Saturday, November 21, 2009


I find myself in the mood for a little Wisdom these days.  Above is an icon of the Spirit of Wisdom (Sophia).  Below a poem by Joyce Rupp...

Radiant and Unfading Wisdom,
your deep love calls to me.
I seek you with all my heart.
Hasten to make yourself known to me.

Sit at the gate of my heart.
Teach me your ways.
Meet me in my every thought.
Attune my mind to your perceptions.
Open all that is closed within me.
I desire your instruction.
I long to receive and to share your love.

Dance on the path of my life.
Free me from all that hinders.
Deepen all that attracts me to you.
As the mystery of my life unfolds
through the quickly passing years,
draw my love ever nearer to you.

I promise to be awake and vigilant,
attentive to your voice,
receptive to your guidance.
I will hide no secrets from you.
Come, reveal yourself to me.  
Joyce Rupp, Prayers to Sophia

...and here's a little Hildegard von Bingen on Sophia.....

I am Wisdom. Mine is the blast of the resounding Word through which all creation came to be, and I quickened all things with my breath so that not one of them is mortal in its kind; for I am Life. Indeed I am Life, whole and undivided -- not hewn from any stone, or budded from branches, or rooted in virile strength; but all that lives has its root in Me. For Wisdom is the root whose blossom is the resounding Word....
I flame above the beauty of the fields to signify the earth -- the matter from which humanity was made. I shine in the waters to indicate the soul, for, as water suffuses the whole earth, the soul pervades the whole body. I burn in the sun and the moon to denote Wisdom, and the stars are the innumerable words of Wisdom.

The Holy Spirit as Caritas (Grace/World Soul & Wisdom/Creatrix) 
St. Hildegard von Bingen 

...ahhhh.... I feel better now... 


  1. Hi,
    I just found your site while searching for a Sophia image. I've used the image on my blog (with a link back to your blog). I hope that's alright but please let me know if it's not and I'll remove it.
    I love all that you are writing about...but notice that you haven't written for awhile. Will you be back?

  2. Thanks, I am glad you have stumbled upon my site and you are most welcome to link the image to my blog.

    Thanks, too, for the compliment. I will be back -- Sometimes I am so compelled to write. Other times, compelled to be silent. When the spirit moves, so do I.

    I look forward to exploring your blog. Thanks again for stoppping by :)

  3. im picking this name y (sophia) for my confirmation on march 25th xxxx

  4. Blessings to you, djemily, on your confirmation. Sophia is a perfect name for such a sacred event!


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