Visio Divina – instructions and art

Reading List

Instructions for Visio Divina

There are a variety of ways to practice visio divina. A sampling of methods:

In Verbum Resources
Online references

Art resources for Visio Divina

In Verbum

Sacred Art series:

Through Artists’ Eyes: An Exploration of Bible-Inspired Art series:

On the web
Books (traditional format)

A series teaching the imagery of the art:

  • Gospel Figures in Art (Guide to Imagery Series) by Stefano Zuffi ISBN-13: 978-0892367276
  • Old Testament Figures in Art (Guide to Imagery Series) ISBN-13: 978-0892367276
  • Saints in Art (Guide to Imagery Series)by Rosa Giorgi ISBN-13: 978-0892367177

Selected titles from Sister Wendy Beckett with mediations:

  • The Art of Lent: A Painting a Day from Ash Wednesday to Easter by Sister Wendy Beckett
  • The Art of Holy Week and Easter: Meditations on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus by Sister Wendy Beckett

Relevant literature

Not available in Verbum

  • Visio Divina: A Reader in Faith and Visual Arts by Mel Ahlborn ISBN-13: 978-1595180308
  • Transformed by God’s Word: Discovering the Power of Lectio and Visio Divina by Stephen J. Binz ISBN-13: 978-1594716515
  • Handmade Midrash: Workshop in Visual Theology by Jo Milgrom ISBN-13: 978-0827603943

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