Lectio Divina: Prayerful Reading of Scripture Part Two

Joanne Kollasch, OSBBenedictine Reflections 1 Comment

As we choose spiritual practices for Lent, we might consider the practice of lectio divina, the prayerful reading of Scripture. (See part 1) This slow reflective reading may be done alone or within a group. The method of lectio divina is often referred to as fourfold: lectio (reading the text), meditatio (reflecting and meditating on the text), oratio (praying from the text) and contemplatio (deep contemplation of the text). “Reading as it were, puts food whole into the mouth, meditation chews it and breaks it up, prayer extracts its flavor, contemplation is the sweetness itself which gladdens and refreshes.” (Guigo …

Lectio Divina: Prayerful Reading of Scripture Part One 

Joanne Kollasch, OSBBenedictine Reflections 2 Comments

During Lent it may help to have a prayer in your pocket. One that you can pull out on a moment’s notice.  A prayer I keep close at hand, and “at heart” is Psalm 23, “A Prayer of David,” commonly called “The Good Shepherd Psalm.” This psalm can become a spiritual resource especially if it arises from the practice of lectio divina.  Lectio divina literally means divine or holy reading. This is a way of putting on the mind of God. By absorbing the Word of God we let the divine scripture penetrate deeply so that we may be transformed by divine …

Hope and Comfort in these Times: An Advent Retreat

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This Advent season will be like no other with quarantine restrictions; altered holiday celebrations; inability to be with loved ones; and continued economic and political turmoil. How does the Rule of Benedict help us to find hope, peace and even joy during these times? Join us for a virtual retreat, including a livestreamed concert of Advent hymns and carols and a Taizé service; workshops on Waiting, Hope and Praying with Mandalas plus opportunities for integration or lectio divina via Zoom; and a Zoom social hour. This retreat is open to oblates and the public. Retreat leaders Concert: Sherri Hansen & …

Daily prayer

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All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer. The monastery is closed from noon on December 24, 2019 until 8:00 am on January 2, 2020. During this time you are still welcome to come to prayer. The front door of the monastery will be locked. Please ring the bell and someone will let you in. The sisters will only hold morning prayer at 8:00 am and evening prayer at 4:30 pm. The regular prayer schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020. December 25, 2019-January 1, 2020 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer

Daily prayer

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All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer. The monastery is closed from noon on December 24, 2019 until 8:00 am on January 2, 2020. During this time you are still welcome to come to prayer. The front door of the monastery will be locked. Please ring the bell and someone will let you in. The sisters will only hold morning prayer at 8:00 am and evening prayer at 4:30 pm. The regular prayer schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020. December 25, 2019-January 1, 2020 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer

Daily prayer

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer. The monastery is closed from noon on December 24, 2019 until 8:00 am on January 2, 2020. During this time you are still welcome to come to prayer. The front door of the monastery will be locked. Please ring the bell and someone will let you in. The sisters will only hold morning prayer at 8:00 am and evening prayer at 4:30 pm. The regular prayer schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020. December 25, 2019-January 1, 2020 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer

Daily prayer

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer. The monastery is closed from noon on December 24, 2019 until 8:00 am on January 2, 2020. During this time you are still welcome to come to prayer. The front door of the monastery will be locked. Please ring the bell and someone will let you in. The sisters will only hold morning prayer at 8:00 am and evening prayer at 4:30 pm. The regular prayer schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020. December 25, 2019-January 1, 2020 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer

Daily prayer

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer. The monastery is closed from noon on December 24, 2019 until 8:00 am on January 2, 2020. During this time you are still welcome to come to prayer. The front door of the monastery will be locked. Please ring the bell and someone will let you in. The sisters will only hold morning prayer at 8:00 am and evening prayer at 4:30 pm. The regular prayer schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020. December 25, 2019-January 1, 2020 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer

Daily prayer

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer. The monastery is closed from noon on December 24, 2019 until 8:00 am on January 2, 2020. During this time you are still welcome to come to prayer. The front door of the monastery will be locked. Please ring the bell and someone will let you in. The sisters will only hold morning prayer at 8:00 am and evening prayer at 4:30 pm. The regular prayer schedule will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020. December 25, 2019-January 1, 2020 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer

Daily prayer

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All are welcome to join the sisters in daily prayer: 7:35 am-7:55 am: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Saturday) 8:00 am-8:30 am: Morning Prayer (Every day) 11:45 am-12:00 pm: Midday Prayer (Tuesday-Friday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:00 pm: Lectio Divina (Saturday); in the Formation office area (on the lower level of the monastery building) 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: Evening Prayer (Tuesday-Sunday); Mondays (Mid-May through August only) 4:55 pm-5:15 pm: Centering Prayer (Tuesday-Friday)