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Sophia

August 5, 2010

There is no more that needs saying:

There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, a
dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden whole-
ness. This mysterious Unity and Integrity is Wisdom,
the Mother of all, Natura naturans. There is in all
things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence
that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in word-
less gentleness and flows out to me from the unseen
roots of all created being, welcoming me tenderly,
saluting me with indescribable humility. This is at
once my own being, my own nature, and the Gift of
my Creator’s Thought and Art within me, speaking
as Hagia Sophia, speaking as my sister, Wisdom.

I am awakened, I am born again at the voice of this,
my Sister, sent to me from the depths of the divine
fecundity.

from Thomas Merton’s “Hagia Sophia”, 1963

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. planejaner permalink
    August 5, 2010 11:38 am

    Nancy–that is an amazing piece of brilliance…it explodes in my mind…
    thank you for sharing it!
    blessings
    jane

  2. August 5, 2010 12:11 pm

    Jane – It’s nice to know that I won’t be alone in my million million pieces all over the place! Thank you for exploding.
    Nancy

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