Day 25: Seat of Wisdom, Pray for Us!

Seat of Wisdom

I never heard of the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto until I was 12 years old when I attended a summer leadership camp organized by young men of Opus Dei. We would pray the Rosary around the campfire at night and then pray the Litany after the Rosary. As a youngster I thought, “This is interesting, but when is it going to end? These guys never stop praying. Enough already.” Now, years later, I hope it never ends. Such a mysterious prayer, so loaded with meaning, running so deep in the rich veins of mystical history. Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom. What on earth is that? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.” And Solomon: the wisest of all. Mary’s wisdom is shown in her ‘yes’ to God at the Annunciation when she comes to visit and help her cousin Elizabeth without anyone asking her to do so. Mary, my mother, teach us wisdom.

Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray for the Church and the Nation.

On Fridays we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.