Spirituality of Wisdom

The spirituality of the Daughters of Wisdom is that of living from the centre of our beings, where the Mystery we call God is, and finding this Wisdom God active in ordinary everyday events.

We see all reality, creation, humankind, the joys and struggles of life, as interconnected, sacred reality.

We walk in the steps of our founders, St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet. At the beginning of the 18th Century in France, they were captivated by the biblical teaching of Divine Wisdom and saw Jesus as the Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom.

Flowing from their mystic inspiration, which includes a true and loving devotion to Mary, we seek and contemplate Wisdom present in a world that hungers for meaning, justice, love and compassion.

Wisdom is the name we use to describe God’s active engagement with the world, creating, redeeming, guiding, pervading and present in all Creation. Wisdom enables us to cope with life’s experiences, discern what is the right and just thing to do, when and how to do it.

To walk in Wisdom’s way means to see the mystery in everyday things.

It asks of us integrity, justice, fidelity and gentleness

Jesus Christ, whom we come to know through the Scriptures, is our Wisdom Teacher.

The Gospel writers portrayed Jesus, as God’s Wisdom in human flesh.

We look at Jesus and say ‘GOD is one with us. God is one of us. We see in Jesus, Wisdom made flesh in the womb of Mary, his Mother, God’s total involvement in the world. All matter, all flesh, is shot through with Divinity.’

Christ, Wisdom is cosmic; Christ, Wisdom is within us.

Shelagh Doherty DW