Cloistered Dominican Nuns Corpus Christi Monastery

A Moment’s Meditation: Pentecost Tuesday

Let us ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of wisdom.  It raises us up above the things of time, and enables us to form correct and solid judgments on the relationship between human and divine matters.  By it, we appreciate the holiness of our religion and the purity of its moral teaching; and we experience a certain interior delight and wholly spiritual sweetness in meditating on these things.  St. Thomas Aquinas possessed this gift; by his writings he caused admiration and delight at the Wisdom of God in his three marvelous works – the creation of the world, the Incarnation of the Word, and the glorification of souls.

Prayer: O Holy Spirit, give me the knowledge and the taste for spiritual perfection.

Practice:  Think over all the faults you’ve committed against wisdom and seek out their cause.

From “Saints and Saintly Dominicans: Daily Reflections on Their Lives”, edited by Rev. Thomas a Kempis Reilly, O.P. (1915).

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