Latrobe Lectio Divina
The following is the information for the Oblate Lectio Divina Session in Latrobe
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
7:00pm - 8:00pm
1447-B Monastery Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650
Pope Benedict XVI, Address on Dei Verbum
In this context, I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of Lectio divina: the diligent reading of
Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and
in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart (cf. Dei Verbum, n. 25). If it is effectively promoted, this practice will
bring to the Church - I am convinced of it - a new spiritual springtime.
Format for Session
The format for the Lectio Divina follows the format which was contained in our packets from Fr. Donald. We will use the next Sunday's Gospel for our Lectio Divina.
- Begin with a few minutes of prayerful music and silence to quiet our minds
Listening for the Gentle Touch of Christ the Word
- One person reads the Gospel twice as we are attentive to a segment which is meaningful to us.
- Silence for 2 minutes
- Sharing aloud if you want: Share the word or phrase only. No Elaboration.
How Christ the Word Speaks to Me
- Second reading of the Gospel by another person
- Silence for 3 minutes. Reflect on "Where does the content of this reading touch my life today"
- Sharing aloud if you want: Briefly: "I hear, I see, ..."
What Christ the Word Invites me to Do
- Third reading of the Gospel by still another person.
- Silence for 3 minutes. Reflect on "I believe that God wants me to ... today/this week."
- Sharing aloud if you want: At somewhat greater length share the results of your reflection.
Petitions and Ending Prayer
- We will pray from the Oblate Prayer list for the week as well as any other personal prayers.
- End with an Our Father, Haily Mary and Glory Be
One last note. There is nothing carried over from one week to another, so you can attend whenever you are able.