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Contemplative Practices: Contemplative Arts

resources to support contemplative beginners and adepts, including individuals, families, small groups and congregational practices

Books

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

Matthew Fox and Richard Rohr spent fulls weeks reflecting on Contemplative Arts, Fox with many responses to the work of Jennifer Hereth (and others); Rohr with wisdom from numerous contributors in Finding God in the Arts.

Building Faith

Building Faith offers numerous articles on creative approaches to prayer. See especially:

   A Simple Practice for Using Prayer Beads

with resources for making sets.

WORRY EATERS MAKE GOOD PRAYER PARTNERS

Worry Eaters help children to express their anxieties and set them aside…

CREATING PRAYER BOTTLES

Prayer bottles help families connect with each other and with God. Instructions…

GRAFFITI OF LAMENT: AN ACTIVITY FOR FINDING HOPE IN ART

A FINGER LABYRINTH PROJECT FOR ALL AGES