Lectio Divina, literally meaning "divine reading," is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures. During Lectio Divina, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the "ear of the heart," as if he or she is in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion. The method of Lectio Divina includes moments of reading (lectio), reflecting on (meditatio), responding to (oratio) and resting in (contemplatio) the Word of God with the aim of nourishing and deepening one's relationship with the Divine.
This Nine-Month Course enables one to practice contemplative living according to one’s own lifestyle. Formation is offered in contemplative prayer, lifestyle and activity through:
¨ Deepening our experience of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, the Active Prayer, Logging, the “Welcoming Prayer” Practice and Spiritual Reading
¨ Nurturing the contemplative dimension of one’s lifestyle by exercising discernment, simplicity, forgiveness, integrity and commitment.
The Embodied Heart: Finding Presence in Daily Life
June 20 - 23, 2019
Taste and See: Ancient Practice Sampler
Lectio Retreat: Call to Holiness
Pope Francis & the Beatitudes Matthew 25
In the light of the Master
March 29-31, 2019 (Fri. to Sun.)
Presenter: Deacon George Welch
Introduction to Lectio Divina: Learning to Listen with the Heart
5 p.m., Friday, March 22 to 11 a.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019
Lectio Divina, literally divine reading, is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures.
Minnesota Contemplative Outreach sponsored an event called “Praying with the Eyes of the Heart.” We gathered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and began with Centering Prayer and then went in groups of four into the museum, each group guided by a “museum sage.”