Thoughts, Tools and Lectio Divina: A Daily Pathway to Communicating with God

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Based on Benedictine Sister Mary Margaret Funk’s “Matters” series of books, we will explore various kinds of afflictive thoughts that lead us into difficulties and learn spiritual tools that help us counter those thoughts. Lectio Divina and a variant, sustained lectio, are important tools on the pathway to communication with the Holy One. Listening deeply to the Divine within, we can come to see that our whole life is the practice of sustained lectio. Across the six classes we will engage the revelatory “texts” of Scripture, nature, and our own experience and we will share with each other practices that …

Seeing the Sacred: Exploring Personal Images of the Divine

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Using a combination of visual images, short readings and reflection, participants will create their own unique collaged images of aspects of the Divine and their relationship with the Divine. Relationships and images of the Divine to be explored are Source; Self—an Aspect of the Divine; and Nature—Revealer of God. Each session expands on the previous session allowing an ever deeper “Seeing of the Sacred.” Those who attend will have the opportunity to gain more knowledge and experience of their own spirituality. They will be able to expand their creative self and to increase confidence in their own ability to perceive the sacred in everyday. Leaders: …