Lectio Divina Workshop
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About the Event
Lectio Divina, literally meaning “divine reading,” is an ancient practice of “praying the Scriptures”. During Lectio Divina, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the “ear of the heart,” as if they are in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion. Father Basil Pennington defines Lectio Divina as the art of letting God, our Divine Friend, speak to us through the inspired Word.
Lectio Divina cultivates contemplative prayer with the aim of nourishing and deepening one's relationship with the Divine. It is a participatory, active practice that uses thoughts, images and insights to enter into a conversation with God. The class will introduce the prayer by learning the scholastic method of Praying the Scriptures. There will be time to experience the prayer and time for questions.
Presenter: Sr. Kathryn Ann Kobelinski, SSND will teach the course as a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter of Lectio Divina. She has been involved with Contemplative Outreach Southeast Wisconsin (COSEW) since the mid 80’s in various roles of service.