Human Wisdom, Divine Faith

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For 15 November 2021, Feast of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor, based on Sirach 15:1-6

(Photo is from St. Albert the Great Parish in Minneapolis, Minnesota)


Whoever fears the Lord will do this,
and whoever holds to the law will obtain wisdom.
She will come to meet him like a mother,
and like a young bride she will welcome him.
She will feed him with the bread of learning,
and give him the water of wisdom to drink.
He will lean on her and not fall,
and he will rely on her and not be put to shame.
She will exalt him above his neighbours,
and will open his mouth in the midst of the assembly.
He will find gladness and a crown of rejoicing,
and will inherit an everlasting name.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Ruth Anne Henderson, O.P.

Born and raised in Scotland, she was a university teacher in Wales until moving in 1979 to Italy, where until her retirement she was a professor of English Language at the University of Turin. She was President of the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities from May 2011 to May 2014, and is a translator and text editor for the Curia Generalizia of the Order.

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