Over the last few weeks, we have looked at innovations on the practice of Lectio Divina. This began with Rachael reminding us of the place of lectio as part of the four-fold contemplative pattern: lectio, meditatio, oratio, and contemplatio. In this pattern, lectio is the particular time for receiving a “word from God” from some source. Literally, it refers to “reading” but it could refer not only to written text but to input from a wide variety of sources, which we explored with some of our innovations. So we practiced “flexio divina” by reminding each other that we can practice this type of reading not only with…
Contemplative Rhythms and Improvisations
The second term of the School of Contemplation will focus on the similarities and differences in contemplative practices over the last couple of thousand years. What has stayed the same? What new possibilities have emerged? How can recent or personal improvisations keep contemplation fresh?
Stay tuned as we share highlights and resources from this term’s journey below (followed by posts from the previous term):