11 August 2021

Br. Cyril Stola, O.P., on Wisdom's Banquet

"In the ancient world, thanks to the influence of Greek culture, banquets were often forums for philosophical discussion. [In Proverbs 9:1-6], the Book of Proverbs personifies Wisdom as a hostess of such a banquet, and she is a generous hostess. Not only does she invite aristocrats, as one may expect from the host of a Greek symposium, but she also invites the simple and unlearned so that they too may become wise. For them, Wisdom's banquet promises both a good meal and wise instruction.

"Many Fathers of the Church, who noticed that St. Paul calls Jesus 'the wisdom of God' (1 Cor 1:24), read this passage from Proverbs Christologically. . . ."

In a recent commentary, Brother Cyril Stola, O.P., reflected on the offerings of Wisdom's banquet.

To access Br. Cyril's complete post, please visit:

Dominicana: Wisdom's Banquet (11 AUG 21) 

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