“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, 25). If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church – I am convinced of it – a new spiritual springtime.”                     – Pope Benedict XVI, September 2005

Read the Gospel and explore its literal, Christological, behavioral and mystical senses. Be enriched by generous faith sharing that allows us to see the beauty of God at work in each of us.

Introduction to Lectio Divina

Video: What is Lectio Divina?

Are you seeking a more meaningful & intimate relationship with our Lord? Beginning in July, we are planning a new group that will meditate on Holy Scripture based upon the practice of Lectio Divina, a monastic approach to the living Word via repetition, meditation and prayer. The passages we will focus on will be from the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel. This group is open to everyone and will meet on Friday mornings beginning on July 9 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Magdalene. The sessions will be less than an hour in duration. Please bring your Bible or we can provide the
readings. Thank you! Please consider joining this informal, quiet and gentle group this summer…….let’s bless ourselves and the Lord together!

If you have any questions at all, please contact Jill Lee at 315-744-4932, email jilltracylee@rochester.rr.com, or Kathy Demass at 315-341-8598, email kmdemass@gmail.com.