We hope in due course to cover all the following headings:
On Page One:
1. Lectio Divina or slow sacred reading in a Benedictine way
2. Use of imagination and senses in an Ignatian way,and the Examen
On Page Two:
3. The Divine Office - Praying the psalms today
On Page Three
5. Mindfullness and Contemplative Prayer
A separate page on Meditation with Children
6 The Rosary and St Dominic
7. Reflecting and writing with St Teresa of Avila , St John of the Cross and Carmelites
8. Finding the Cosmic Christ like St Francis and St Clare
The "taster" text below is from a recent article by Franciscan Richard Rohr.
"The word prayer, juxtaposed with the word meditation, is a code word for an entirely different way of processing life. When you "pray," you are supposed to take off one "thinking cap" and put on another that will move you from an egocentric perspective to a soul-centric perspective. This new perspective is what Canadian writer Malcolm Gladwell calls the genius of "thinking without thinking." Francisco de Osuna said the same thing in the 16th century. When Teresa of Ávila read Osuna's words, she understood what prayer was really about and began to practice contemplation. I call the egocentric perspective "the calculating mind," and I call the soul-centric perspective "the contemplative mind." ....... More here.