oratio... conversation with God
pick up the scriptures that God may speak to us
share what's on our heart and mind speaking with God
LOVE AND INTIMACY
COME TO KNOW HIM WHO IS LOVE
THAT YOU MAY BE KNOWN BY HIM
Reading is careful study of [Sacred] Scripture,
with the soul’s [whole] attention.
Meditation is the studious action of the mind
to investigate hidden truth, led by one’s own reason.
Prayer is the heart’s devoted attending to God,
so that evil may be removed
and good may be obtained.
Contemplation is the mind suspended
~somehow elevated above itself~
so that it tastes the joys of everlasting sweetness.