Friday, January 23rd, 2009
I have pursued a straight path, I have sought wisdom since my youth.
From the Dominican Ordo:
Blessed Henry Suso was born in Constance-Swabia, Germany, towards the end of the thirteenth century and is associated with Meister Eckhart and John Tauler in the school of Dominican spirituality known as the “Rhineland Mystics.” He pursued Divine Wisdom and manifested a great love for the Passion of the Lord. In his writings he taught detachment from all sensible reality and union with God through the contemplation of the perfections and sufferings of Christ. He died in Ulm on January 25, 1366.
Click here for more on the life of Blessed Henry. Among his many homilies and writings that have come down to us, The Little Book of Eternal Wisdom is perhaps the most famous. You can read it online here.
God of wisdom,
you called Blessed Henry to follow your Son
and gave him the grace to mortify lhis body.
May we follow the crucified Christ
and so obtain his eternal consolation.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.