Lectio Divina: Prayerful Reading of Scripture Part Two

Joanne Kollasch, OSB Benedictine 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, OSB Benedictine 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 …

Picnic on the Prairie

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How can the land nourish us? Share in a spiritual conversation about our relationship with the Earth. Join us at Holy Wisdom Monastery for a picnic on the prairie. Put on your walking shoes, meet others and experience the beauty of the prairie. Learn more and register at https://holywisdommonastery.org/picnic-on-the-prairie/

Picnic on the Prairie

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

How can the land nourish us? Share in a spiritual conversation about our relationship with the Earth. Join us at Holy Wisdom Monastery for a picnic on the prairie. Put on your walking shoes, meet others and experience the beauty of the prairie. Learn more and register at https://holywisdommonastery.org/picnic-on-the-prairie/

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