Lemurian City of Ladies

A Lemurian City Built in Memory of Christine de Pizan

The Seat of Wisdom

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I went into the cathedral in the City of Ladies, at the corner of Hope and Despair.

Inside the chapel, off to the left, was a small wooden confessional.  I knocked, opened the door, went in, and sat down.  I was bathed in a soft blue light.  Looking up, I noticed a small stained glass window that said: “Sedes Sapientiae”, Latin for “Seat of wisdom”, one of Mary’s titles, so called because she was the vessel through which we received God’s wisdom incarnate.  I meditated on what “seat of wisdom” meant to me:


Being still

Listening carefully

Paying attention

Being thankful

Seeking beauty

Learning always

Forgiving yourself

Trying to understand

Giving yourself another chance,

And another, and another.

Knowing when to let go

And when to move on.

Finding strength deep within.



As I left the confessional, a priest waved at me and sang out,

“This is the day that the Lord has made,

Let us rejoice and go home.”

I smiled back at him and was on my way.


© 2008 Kerry Vincent

Written by kvwordsmith

July 18, 2008 at 7:09 pm

8 Responses

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  1. (: there is a lot to be found in stillness and contemplation. I love that blue window.


    July 19, 2008 at 9:06 am

  2. Beautiful – such a stillness came with this piece.


    July 19, 2008 at 9:36 am

  3. A lovely piece, Kerry. Such a frantic and busy world we live in–and so many people not knowing the peace that leads to faith and wisdom.


    July 19, 2008 at 1:05 pm

  4. I love the image and the words to go with it. Be still and the gifts will find you.



    July 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm

  5. The City of Ladies is filled with such beautiful places. This piece is most calming.

    Heather Blakey

    July 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm

  6. Beautiful meditation, Kerry.


    July 21, 2008 at 10:21 am

  7. This is a beautiful poem, Kerry, almost a chant. I can hear a room full of women reciting it.


    July 21, 2008 at 3:05 pm

  8. The poem – the mantra – that you have here is something to remember always.


    July 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm

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