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Reflective Viewing: Finding the Divine Within You

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February 10, 2017

 February 23 at 6pm

Mare Blocker, Lecturer | Ingram 100 • Free

Selected pages from the St. John’s Bible will be used to practice Visio Divina, a contemplative, repetitive, prayerful viewing of the illuminations on the page. In an increasingly visual culture, where the images we view are fast paced, this technique invites the viewer to slow down and see the image. Workshop participants will identify symbols that represent the divine within themselves, and use them to make collages, drawings or poems. We will ask ourselves, as visual thinkers and makers, how do we communicate our ideas effectively, with intention to the world, and yet, still create an opening for our viewers to include their own narrative in our work?

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in more than 500 years.