Today is the feast of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, the patroness of our college here in Barry’s Bay, as well as Our Lady of Combermere, the patroness of Madonna House, situated in the town of Combermere just south of us.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom is the title of Mary as the ‘seat of wisdom’, the one who offers God’s own Wisdom to the world in His incarnate form. Pope Saint John Paul the Great invokes her at the end of his encyclical on Faith and Reason, with the following prayer:
May Mary, Seat of Wisdom, be a sure haven for all who devote their lives to the search for wisdom. May their journey into wisdom, sure and final goal of all true knowing, be freed of every hindrance by the intercession of the one who, in giving birth to the Truth and treasuring it in her heart, has shared it forever with all the world.
So pray for the Virgin for both the College and for Madonna House, and for a greater devotion to the Mother of God, that the world may turn back to God, and to the great good that He offers us in His great mercy.
Sedes Sapientiae, ora pro nobis!