Meditation on Song of Songs


July, 2014

READINGS:  Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila, Volume Two,  “Meditations on Song of Songs” (introduction and Prologue) pp 207-215.

From Bible.org  “The Song of Songs is enigmatic because it has no unambiguous reference to God, religion, or spiritual things. The closest that any verse comes to mentioning God is Songs 8:6, which reads:  Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the Lord.”

Reflection/Discussion

And despite the different narrative of the the book,  St. Teresa studied and meditated upon it and wrote her meditations as a consolation for the sisters.

Consider her approach to the Scripture and what it says to us today.  Why might she have felt the need to write to give  consolation to her sisters and how do this strengthen and console us now?

 

August, 2014

READINGSCollected Works of St Teresa of Avila, Volume Two,  “Meditations on Song of Songs“, Ch 1-2 , pp. 216-236

Reflection/Discussion

 

Sept, 2014

READINGSCollected Works of St Teresa of Avila, Volume Two,  “Meditations on Song of Songs“, Ch 3-7 , pp. 236-260

Reflection/Discussion

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