Conversatio Divina

A Lenten Pilgrimage Through Art

This week we offer up a selection of articles from John the Baptist: A Lenten Pilgrimage Through Art by Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt and from its supplementary study guide by spiritual director, Shaleen Camery-Hoggatt. The book in its entirety is a unique biography of John the Baptist—weaving comments about specific pieces of art together with scripture texts and devotional reflections, guided by art pieces that were created to depict the significant events of John’s life.

This form of devotional exercise is known as visio divina. And the select article is around the event of the angel appearing to Zechariah, father to John the Baptist, prior to John’s birth.