Sacred Reading of Scripture Retreat

An ancient spiritual practice, the sacred reading of the Scriptures is called lectio divina which is a prayerful reading of the Christian Scriptures that allows the Word of God to form the heart, soul, and mind. This practice has been kept alive through the Benedictine tradition and continues to bring blessing to those who immerse themselves in the Word in this way.

Richard Mullholland describes two approaches that one can take toward the Sacred Scriptures:  informational and transformational.  Lectio Divina flows from the informational approach to the Scriptures and leads one, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God, into a transformation experience.

This type of retreat might be used for individuals and/or groups who wish to sit in the Scriptures as a way to seek the awareness of the God who is already present.  This experience can range from two hours, to a full day, to a full weekend……even a week.

 

How to engage in Lectio Divina.

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