The best thing about the European tertianship program is the variety of speakers we get on the different topics that are essential to the whole process of formation. Today, November 4, 2015, we had Fr. Seamus O’Connel to talk about Lectio Devina.

Seamus O’Connell  is a priest of the Diocese of Kerry, ordained in 1982. Undergraduate studies in Maynooth (BSc and BD); graduate studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (SSL) and in Fribourg (DTheol).

His talk was very relevant as we are preparing and disposing our selves for the long retreat this coming November 20, 2015. He emphasized reading the Scripture as a starting point in moving towards the process of reading about our lives by allow God to illuminate our very being.

In reading the Word of God…the Word of God happens in our lives.


Seamus O’Connell leading the discussion and the practice of lectio devina