Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a “long, loving look at Scripture,” says spiritual director Teresa Blythe. “It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.”
This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts from the Gospel of Thomas, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your prayer life.
COST: Free. RSVP to 651-696-2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each session will be held via Zoom and has a total contact time of one hour.
Online Course Expectations + Details:
- Register as individuals.
- After registering and prior to the date of this program, you will receive an email from Wisdom Ways with the Zoom link and other information. Generally, this email is sent 24-48 hours before the program.
- Have the technology and internet connection that allow for stable video and audio connection through a computer or a hand-held device (e.g., tablet or smart phone).
- This Zoom session will include a facilitator from Wisdom Ways who will help with navigation.
- We encourage you to prepare a prayer space for these sessions as they include periods of silence.
Pat Jones is a spiritual director, Psychologist Emeritus, and former Benedictine.
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