Lectio Divina

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  1. CFLawrence

    CFLawrence Member Anglican

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    Dear friends... I want to begin the practice of Lectio Divina. Can anyone recommend a good website to teach me or a free book I could download?

    Thank you

    CF Lawrence
     
  2. Dr Geoff Vincent

    Dr Geoff Vincent New Member

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    Hi there!

    I don’t know how much luck you’ve had, but most of the good stuff on Lectio D is written by Catholic scholars. Jean Khoury has published a small book on the subject, while Casey wrote a larger tone entitle ‘Sacred Reading’.

    Peace and all good.

    Geoff V
     
  3. Fidei Defensor

    Fidei Defensor Active Member

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    St. Benedict of Nursia made Lectio Divina part of His Rule. A way you can practice it is to read Scripture and let God’s Spirit (Spiritus Sancti) speak to you through a word, line, or passage.

    Or you can go the more traditional route:

    “Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps:
    1. read;
    2. meditate;
    3. pray.
    4. contemplate.”
    -Lectio Divina, Wikipedia
     
  4. Magistos

    Magistos Moderator Staff Member Anglican

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    My parish is focusing on it this Lenten season. They have provided lots of handouts, but I will inquire about the underlying resources for you.

    I am finding it quite illuminating.
     
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