Sacred Reading Practices

Are you eager to try some sacred reading on your own? Below are some helpful links and descriptions of sacred reading practices that we’ve used on the show to help you learn more and get started!

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  • The word, “Florilegium” is from the Latin “flos,” meaning “flower,” and “legere,” meaning “to read.” The literal definition is a gathering of flowers, or collection of fine extracts from the body of a larger work. It is a word adapted from the Greek word for “anthology,” which has the same etymological meaning.
  • The sacred practice of Florilegium was first used by Medieval monks. They would take excerpts from the writings of Church Fathers or Pagan philosophers, like Aristotle, to create compilations about similar themes or doctrines.
  • To practice Florilegium, you choose two (or more) flowers from the text — that is, small snippets (just a word or phrase) of the text that really spoke to you. You put these flowers of text together in a bouquet to see what it creates and what it offers you. In other words, you see what meanings and wisdom you can find by analyzing the different flowers in the context of only each other.



  • “D” – Do Something, “R” – Reflect, “A” – Analyze, “G” – Generalize
  • This is the teaching method used at Camp Calumet Lutheran in New Hampshire — where Kailina and Katy met! They use this method with campers to connect the theme of the day to the Bible story of the day.
  • It’s a common experiential learning model, that Kailina and Katy have adapted to become a sacred reading practice!