Visio Divina – The Practice of Sacred Seeing The practice of Visio Divina (Latin for Divine Seeing) invites you to pay attention to the Holy speaking to your spiritual heart through images. It is based on the 6th century monastic practice of Lectio Divina where... Pam Harrison, a friend of the Prayer Bench, is spending the winter in Olhos da Agua, Portugal. She wonders how she will live in an area of the world that is the hub of coronavirus. “As of yesterday things sure changed!! The news and social media are so scary but... Photo for the Eye and Soul Prayer Bench friend, Doris Henry of Riverview, New Brunswick, sends this picture she titled “The maple tree stump that defied death.” Doris writes: “This was the base of a huge maple tree in my backyard. I usually trim... It takes a long time for wood to become stone and a slow letting go to become something new. In the press of these Advent days We wait And we listen for invitations that ever so slowly make us a new thing. [Pause and breathe into what is pressing upon you.] Photo... Having made her way to the centre of the labyrinth, she finds gifts awaiting. What about you? Think of time when you were centered and still. What gifts were just for you? ELEGANT STILLNESS Pause Read “Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” -Hermann Hesse Gaze Breath Be Still Amen. Roots curled around rock. Rock hugged by tree roots. Finding a way to co-exist. Everything belongs, When we find a way. The Door of the Day (Click on the image below to make it larger.) This red door delights me. I wonder what adventures await you as you pass through the door of this day? Seeing the Ordinary (click on the image below to make it larger) What ordinary thing is waiting for your attention to bring it into focus?