Lectio Divina: Sacred Reading as a Path to Contemplation

Lectio Divina is the monastic practice of sacred reading. It is a prayer method which uses specific steps to allow us to penetrate more deeply into the spiritual meanings of scriptures and be transformed by them. Undoubtedly, the master of lectio divina, who first codified it and created the four stages we are familiar with … Continue reading Lectio Divina: Sacred Reading as a Path to Contemplation

Spiritual Direction in the Celtic Tradition

A couple weeks ago I shared with you a teaching from Aelred of Rievaulx on spiritual friendship. This article is a continuation of that discussion in that it speaks about the ancient understanding of spiritual direction as a kind of friendship in early Irish monasticism. You can find the previous article that this article references … Continue reading Spiritual Direction in the Celtic Tradition