Praying the Scriptures: Lectio Divina

Praying the Scriptures: Lectio Divina

Wednesday the 31st

Seamus O’Connell, a professor of scripture from Maynooth Seminary, introduced us to Lectio divina, a profound and simple reading of scripture rooted in the Benedictine tradition. The lecture was more pastoral than technical, and the entire session was really more practical than theoretical. We did two long exercises, reading the text, meditating upon it, sharing prayers linked to our own lives, and contemplating what the text was telling us. (more…)