Integrating Prayer into Community Life

Lynne Smith, OSB Benedictine Bridge, Monastic Life, Prayer & Worship, Women Exploring Community Leave a Comment

Prayer-issue-of-Benedictine-BridgePrayer is an integral element of the Benedictine Sojourner experience as they participate in our life and ministry. Our Sojourners, Linda and Nancy, are faithful to the Liturgy of Hours three times a day and to morning and evening centering prayer. Since centering prayer is new to them, some of our faith formation classes have focused on centering prayer. In addition, they are taking part in a class on centering prayer offered by oblate Beth O’Brien. Lectio divina, a prayerful practice of reading and meditating on scriptureis an important prayer practice in the Benedictine tradition. We sisters spend time each morning in lectio, and we invite the Benedictine Sojourners and guests to join us in lectio on Saturday evening after dinner. The Sojourners are learning this prayerful practice of reading and meditating on scripture which they will be able to carry with them into their own lives.

If you are interested in becoming a Benedictine Sojourner, please contact Sister Lynne Smith, 608-831-9305.

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