One unique spiritual opportunity available to members of the UP community is Visio Divina, offered during Advent and Lent here on campus. Visio Divina, or “sacred seeing,” is an ancient contemplative prayer form that invites participants to enter imaginatively into a brief Scripture passage as it’s slowly read aloud, and then to do the same with an image from that story. Words, colors, and textures take on fresh meaning when approached this way, and many people find the silence to be a novel and peaceful experience in these days that teem with so many activities. At UP, we use images taken from our Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, itself a distinctive spiritual treasure open to the community. Visio Divina takes about 25 to 30 minutes, and members of all faith traditions are welcome to participate.