Resources


If you want to learn more about the spiritual practices we use, here are some great resources!

Lectio Divina: 

Havruta: 

  • Here is some info on the ancient, Jewish practice. 

  • Here is a great article about Havruta from Brandeis University. 

  • The episode in which we introduce Havruta is Book 2, Chapter 11 - The Dueling Club, through the theme of excellence.

Ignatian Spirituality:

  • A listener sent us this great piece, Praying with Scripture by: Leonhardt

  • We first introduce sacred imagination in Book 1, Chapter 7 - The Sorting Hat, through the theme of vulnerability. Then, we introduce Fr. James Martin about Ignatian spirituality and sacred imagination in Book 3, Chaper 11 - The Firebolt, through the theme of Duty.

Florilegium:

  • Definition: A collection of passages from the writings of previous authors. Special interest attaches to the Greek patristic florilegia. Besides those composed of excerpts from commentaries on the Bible (known as catenae), a number of dogmatic florilegia, compiled from the 5th cent. onwards, have survived. They were often drawn up to establish the orthodoxy or heterodoxy of individual theologians, and many were incorporated in the acta of councils. A patristic florilegium of a non-dogmatic kind is the collection of extracts made by St Basil of Caesarea. Latin florilegia were also well established from the 5th cent. Their material is patristic, supplemented by excerpts from Carolingian and later from 12th-cent. authors. The early Latin florilegia were dogmatic and ascetic. In the later Middle Ages florilegia became preaching tools.

  • Listen to our episode on Book 2, Chapter 18 - Dobby’s Reward, through the theme of Love, where we learn this spiritual practice from Professor Stephanie Paulsell.

PaRDeS:

Marginalia

  • We first try out Marginalia in Book 5, Chapter 1 - Dudley Demented, through the theme of Belief.

We love these resources about sacred practices in general: