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Visio Divina for 4/16/11 – “The Crucifixion” – Day 7 (Becoming Christ-like)


Return to God’s word. Allow it to transform you. Notice how your faith is being deepened and your way of life motivated.


This week two things have stood out to me as I have progressed through the visio divina process. The first is how difficult it is to see beyond Jesus’ “hanging” appearance on the cross. Can I really worship one who ended up so as God of the universe? Can I see beyond the appearances of the event, and recognize the moment that spreads forth throughout history, refusing to be bound by time or death? It is not something I am going to fully understand, but something that I will have to rest on my faith. This is my second realization: I do not have to figure out the inner workings of God’s plan, or even work so hard to discern God’s voice in my prayer. Instead, I can just “be” with God.  

These are the two points I take with me from this week. They are certainly not the only points to be taken, but they are what I feel pulling at my mind, my heart, and my imagination. Whether you have been following my reflections or your own experience of prayer, I hope you have fond something that you will carry with you.

-Taylor Morgan

© Crucifixion, Donald Jackson, 2002. The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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April 4, 2012 – Seeing the Cross – Good Friday

Fr. Kirtley Yearwood, graduate assistant for Seeing the Word, shares a reflection on the cross in the illumination, “The Crucifixion” (Luke 23:26-49)

This video concludes our Lenten Study. Each Friday this Lent we looked closer at some of the crosses of The Saint John’s Bible, journeying from the Birth of Christ, to the Crucifixion.

As we move into Easter, we will turn our focus to Seeing the Faces of Women, who are so often marginalized in our institutions and society.

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Seeing Lent – Good Friday – 2014 – The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion
Luke 21:26-49

Sister Kathleen Atkinson
Sister Kathleen is a Benedictine of Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, North Dakota. She is creatively engaged in speaking, writing, and a “Ministry on the Margins” state penitentiary inmates, and other people who are God’s anawim among us.

Sister Kathleen holds an MA in Theology from St John’s University and a Doctorate in Ministry from the University of St. Thomas. She is the author of two books, God Is Always There. Psalms for Every Moment and Letting Go and Letting God. 21 Centuries of Faith (Liguori Publications).