In Jewish scripture, Sophia (Wisdom) is a feminine voice, in contrast to a God of domination and force.
Wise and Faithful Guide, you lovingly abide in my depths and generously guide my every step. Source of Inner Luminosity, thank you for being a loving radiance.
Sophia is Gift. Sophia is God’s sharing of Himself with creatures.
She is in all things. She is the love that unites them.
She is life as communion, life as thanksgiving, life as praise, life as festival, life as glory.
Mary of Nazareth, as well as the other women quoted in this work, embodied the qualities of the divine wisdom of Sophia.
The words of these women remind us that we need to open our minds and hearts to Wisdom:
- Hagia Sophia — Holy Wisdom
- Mary of Nazareth
- Hildegard of Bingen
- Mechthild of Magdeburg
- Juliana of Norwich
- Catherine of Siena
- Teresa of Avila
- Therese of Lisieux