VISIO DIVINA

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Visio Divina is a Latin term for "divine seeing." It provides the opportunity for individuals to pray by using images, pictures, paintings or icons. This form of prayer has been used throughout the centuries in Eastern Orthodox and Catholic traditions. The distinction of Visio Divina from Lectio Divina is that Lectio Divina uses scripture or divine readings.Visio Divina is a contemplative form of praying and words are not necessary.  The method involves an individual focusing on a specific image, such as a picture, painting, icon. Then the individual allows the visual image to speak to their heart.