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Lectio Divina ~ Every Thursday Beginning September 9 (Online)
- Thursday 09/09/2021 - Thursday 12/30/2021
- 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Lectio Divina (literally divine or sacred reading) is a prayerful practice that allows us to become personally immersed in the Scriptures so that the Word of God may penetrate our hearts.
This centering prayer practice is a blend of silence and slow, prayerful reading of Scripture. Father Thomas Keating describes the four stages of Lectio Divina as compass points around a circle, with the Holy Spirit moving seamlessly between them.
The four stages of this prayerful practice:
- Read the Scripture
Listen with the ear of your heart
- Reflect on the meaning of the Scriptural passage
Become aware of what touches you and is meaningful to you in the selected Scripture
- Pray to God
Respond spontaneously to the Word of God and offer any prayer that rises up
- Contemplate the Word of God
Rest in the Word of God and allow God to speak in the silence
To learn more about Lectio Divina or to practice this ancient way of praying, join us each Thursday, Noon – 12:30pm.