Proverbs 9:1

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
House. The sacred humanity, (St. Ignatius; St. Augustine, City of God xvii. 20.) or the Church. (St. Gregory, Mor. xxxiii. 15.) Here we may receive all instruction, the seven sacraments, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Pleasure had mentioned her attractions: now those of true wisdom are set before us. (Calmet) God sent his pastors at all times, to invite people to embrace the latter. They are all included in the number seven, both before and under the law, as well as in the gospel, where St. Paul styles Sts. Peter, James, and John, pillars, Galatians ii. This is the literal sense, on which the mystical is grounded, and both are intended by the Holy Spirit, intimating that the uncreated wisdom took flesh of the blessed Virgin Mary, prepared the table of bread and wine, as Priest according to the order of Melchisedec, and chose the weak of this world to confound the strong, as St. Augustine explains this passage. (Sup. and q. 51.) (Worthington)
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