Jean Nevills | May 20, 2021

Poetry as Spiritual Practice

In Spiritual Direction we rely on the Spirit to illumine the unseen sacred Presence in all things and to cultivate awareness so that in reflecting on seen things the unseen can be known. But you needn’t wait for your next session with your spiritual director to presence those aha moments. You can welcome the soul’s disclosures through writing, poetry or prose, as a spiritual practice.

The poems that follow lean toward theophany and offer poignant reflections from the poets’ encounters with and response to God. As you bear witness to their mutual vulnerability in Divine Intimacy, we hope they will encourage your reflection, devotion, and the Spirit’s revelation in your own soul.

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Introduction to Poetry as Spiritual Practice

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Jean Nevills | May 20, 2021
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Poems and Reflections by Richard Barry

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Richard Barry | May 20, 2021
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Poems and Reflections by Jim Reed

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Jim Reed | May 20, 2021
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Winged Things

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Jean Nevills | May 20, 2021