Archaeology of the Word

By |2019-01-07T13:43:26+10:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Rituals & Prayer, vox dei|

The Christian Bible has two sections: the Jewish scriptures (Old Testament) and Christian writings (New Testament). Jesus, and his mother Mary, were devout Jews, deeply immersed in the scriptures and both testaments were written or recorded by Jews (with the exception of the Gospel of Luke and The Acts of the Apostles which were written

Women of Wisdom

By |2019-01-07T13:36:02+10:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Rituals & Prayer, vox dei|

Some fifteen years ago, I began to meet regularly with several women to support each other in prayer. Called ‘Women of Wisdom’ we committed to prioritising prayerful listening to balance our never-lost-for-words conversation. The format was simple and has been adapted here for private reflection. Breathe: Sit with your back straight and your feet firmly grounded

Sacramental Pause

By |2018-11-08T16:00:11+10:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Rituals & Prayer, vox dei|

Catholic Mindfulness with Dr Gregory Bottaro Mindfulness aims to ‘fill the mind’ with a focussed awareness and is proven to be very effective in managing anxiety. Catholic Mindfulness grounds this practice in prayer and invites the active engagement of God in the process. The Sacramental Pause was designed by Dr Gregory Bottaro as a daily

Lectio Divina

By |2020-07-10T15:19:34+10:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Ordinary Time, Rituals & Prayer, vox dei|Tags: , , , , , |

Lection Divina is an ancient and powerful way of praying with scripture. It is so simple that it can be used every day. Yet it is also powerful, drawing forth deep riches from The Word of God. Following five steps, preparing, listening, reflecting, responding and acting on The Word, this prayer is like a dialogue

Microcalligraphy

By |2019-04-29T15:08:38+10:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Rituals & Prayer, vox dei|Tags: , , , |

Microcalligraphy, or micrography, is a Jewish form of contemplating scripture developed in the 9th century. It uses minute hand-scribed passages of the scriptures to trace the outlines of an image. Two forms are commonly used. The first uses geometric or decorative patterns to organise the text into a non-representational work. In this form, the pattern