Sister Digna Vela, IWBS is a spiritual director and staff member at
Amor Meus Spirituality Center at Incarnate Word Convent, and is an editor and director of
Disciples on the Journey, a Lenten lectionary-based resource for small groups produced and published by her religious congregation
. Sister Digna is also an instructor for the Diocese of Victoria Pastoral Institute, has been a workshop presenter at various diocesan conferences in Texas and Louisiana. She has a MA in theology from St. Mary University in San Antonio and a graduate certificate in spiritual direction and directed retreats from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
A-5 Praying with Scripture: Imaginative Contemplation
St. Ignatius was convinced that God can speak to us as surely through our imagination as through our thoughts and memories. In the Ignatian tradition, praying with the imagination is called contemplation. It is a very active way of praying that engages the mind and heart and stirs up thoughts and emotions and is well suited to contemplating Gospel scenes. St. Ignatius invited people to pray in order to come to know Christ better. In this way, one may love God in a more real way and become a more faithful disciple. In this workshop, imaginative contemplation will be explained, and time will be given to practice praying using this method.
B-18 Praying with Scripture: Imaginative Contemplation
Workshop repeated. Description found in A-5.