Symbols: All-Seeing Eye and
Come, and teach us the way of
O Wisdom, who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching
from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly, Come, and
teach us the way of prudence.
O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens
a fine usque ad finem fortiter, suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum
nos viam prudentiae.
The "all-seeing eye" represents the all-knowing
and ever-present God. During the late Renaissance, the eye was pictured
in a triangle with rays of light to represent the infinite holiness of
the Trinity. The lamp is a symbol of wisdom taken from the parable of
the wise and foolish virgins in Matthew 25.
Recommended Readings: Proverbs 8:1-12