The following is the information for the Oblate Lectio Divina Session in Latrobe.
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.
The format for the Lectio Divina follows the format which was contained in our packets from Fr. Donald (Accepting the Embrace of God: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB). Note the section "Group Lectio Divina as a Group Exercise" and the appendix "Part 1: Lectio Divina Shared in Community". The appendix is the method we use in our group sessions. We will use the next Sunday's Gospel for our Scripture passage.
One last note. There is nothing carried over from one week to another, so you can attend whenever you are able.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.
And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you;
but stay in the city
until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
raised his hands, and blessed them.
As he blessed them he parted from them
and was taken up to heaven.
They did him homage
and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.