If you want to learn more about the spiritual practices we use, here are some great resources!
Read Guigo II's Ladder of Monks to start. It is short, available online, and is really where Lectio Divina started!
Here is a great short essay about Guigo and how he started Lectio Divina.
Duncan Robertson, Lectio Divina: The Medieval Experience of Reading (Cistercian Publications, 2011
Michael Casey, Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina (Triumph Books, 1996)
Amy Hollywood's essay Secular Death
Here is some info on the ancient, Jewish practice.
Here is a great article about Havruta from Brandeis University.
Definition: A collection of passages from the writings of previous authors. Special interest attaches to the Greek patristic florilegia. Besides those composed of excerpts from commentaries on the Bible (known as catenae), a number of dogmatic florilegia, compiled from the 5th cent. onwards, have survived. They were often drawn up to establish the orthodoxy or heterodoxy of individual theologians, and many were incorporated in the acta of councils. A patristic florilegium of a non-dogmatic kind is the collection of extracts made by St Basil of Caesarea. Latin florilegia were also well established from the 5th cent. Their material is patristic, supplemented by excerpts from Carolingian and later from 12th-cent. authors. The early Latin florilegia were dogmatic and ascetic. In the later Middle Ages florilegia became preaching tools.
We love these resources about sacred practices in general:
Simone Weil's essay on the use of school studies.
Pierre Hadot's Philosophy as a Way of Life
St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castles