A Psalm For Women by Carol Gura (Catholic Women’s Devotional Bible NRSV)
Divine Wisdom, out of love and compassion
You created me
and called me “woman”
bone of bones and flesh of flesh
companion and partner with man.
You created me in your
own image to be fruitful
and to fill the earth with life,
leading ordering and empowering
the created universe,
together with the holy women and men,
created and infused with your spirit of love.
You have drawn me into a web
of woven threads with the ancient ones
Eve and Esther
Ruth and Naomi
Sara and Rebecca.
You have drawn me into a sisterhood
of pieces and patterns
designed by holy women
Mary and Elizabeth
Martha of Bethany and Mary of Magdala
Priscilla and Lydia.
You have drawn me into a kinship
with the wild, daring, holy women
whose lives flavor my own
Therese of Lisieux and Catherine of Siena
Clare of Assisi and Teresa of Avila
Margaret of Hungary and Briget of Kildare.
You have drawn me into a union
with the wise women
of my own time and culture
Dorothy Day and Thea Bowman
Mother Teresa and Edith Stein
Simone Weil and
Catherine de Hueck Doherty.
In their company I will spring up, blossom and grow
into the woman of wisdom
You have molded and formed
from the beginning time.
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