O Virtus Sapientie (O Wisdom’s Energy!)

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O Virtus Sapientie (O Wisdom’s Energy!)

O Virtus Sapientie is an antiphon for Divine Wisdom by the German mystic Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). It begins: “O virtus Sapientie, que circuiens circuisti comprehendendo omnia (O Wisdom’s energy! Whirling, you encircle and everything embrace)”. Complete Latin text, English translation, musical score, and commentary can be found here (opens in new window). In 2012, Benedict XVI declared her a Doctor of the Universal Church, citing this 12th century Benedictine abbess as “an authentic teacher of theology and a profound scholar of natural science and music.”

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