Contemplative Lectio Divina
The Lectio Divina taught in the School of Mary is a Contemplative Lectio Divina, based on the daily readings of the Liturgy of the Word of the Mass. ‘Contemplative’, i.e. it involves the personal and direct intervention of the Holy Spirit. It presupposes the existence of the Lord’s Call to follow him from close. The following links are various articles on Lectio Divina. It is better to read the book first (please see below). They offer more recent deepening of different aspects of the practice of a contemplative Lectio Divina.
- Lectio Divina: Definition, Steps
- A Keynote on Lectio Divina (with short video)
- Steps Towards Implementing Lectio Divina
- Finished and Unfinished Lectio Divina. How The General Light Becomes Clear
- How The Grace Of God Works In Lectio Divina
- The Space We Dig In Ourselves
- Lectio Divina’s Act of Humility
- Lectio Divina, From Pharisee to Publican
- Inspiration and Inerrance & Teaching Lectio Divina
- Reading the Scriptures “in the Spirit”
- Lectio Divina, From The Human To The Divine Author
- From the Literal Meaning of Scriptures to the Spiritual One
- St James Explains Lectio Divina 1
- St James Explains Lectio Divina 2
- St James Explains Lectio Divina 3
- Each Word Is A Diamond
- Lectio Divina And Liturgy Of Hours
- Proposal for the Liturgy of the Word
- The Angels and The Word of God
- Lectio Divina and Contemplative Prayer According to Carmelite Spirituality
- Confinement Mass and Lectio Divina / Prayer of the Heart (Video)
- Document: Guigo’s Letter About Contemplative Life
- Bible Tools to Understand its Literal Meaning (Video)
- “Lead us Not Into Temptation”… Roughly and Aproximately?
- Lectio Divina & Theology
- The Prophetical Dimension of Christianity
- Lectio Divina & Prayer of the Heart at Two Important Turning Points in Spiritual Life
- The Resurrection of His Words
See also articles on Contemplation especially on the two types of contemplation.
Lectio Divina And Meditation
- Meditation in the Catechism and in St. Teresa of Avila
- Meditating the Passion and Lectio Divina
- From “Meditation” to “Contemplation”, According to St. John of the Cross
- Lectio Divina or Meditation?
- Meditation or no Meditation?
- Is There Progressiveness in The Implementation of Lectio Divina?
- Pope Benedict XVI and Lectio Divina
Bible and Spiritual Life
- What is Our Goal in Life? (The Book of Revelation)
- What is The New Testament?
- Luke’s Final Pentecost
- St. John Gospel’s Goal
- St. John Gospel’s Structure
- Why Jesus Hides His Divinity?
- The Transfiguration of the Lord in Spiritual Life
- Old & New Man Functioning
- “The Gospel of St. John and Spiritual Life” Course. 10 Lessons each of two hours. (See here for more details) See the Page of the Course First Video (you can ask for the videos)
- “Meditating the Passion of the Lord” Course. 12 hours. (See here for more details)See the page of the Course First Video (you can ask for the videos)
- “Bible and Spiritual Life” Course. 9 Lessons of two hours each. (click here for more details) First Video (you can ask for the videos)
- “Bible and Tradition” Talk. See Video
- Mary’s Role in The Resurrection
- How we Should Read The Psalms
- The Hidden Verses
- The Scritpural Roots of St. Augustin’s Spirituality, Stephen N. Filippo.
- Seeing the Lord in the Old Testament
- Christ Transfigures the Old Testament
- The Good Samaritan Commented by Severus of Antiochia
- Jesus’ Passion in St. John’s Gospel
- Fortitude and Sacred Threshold
- The Rich Young Man and Perfection
- The Meaning of Stephen’s Martyrdom
- Scripture as a Miror in De Lubac, “Medieval Exegesis”, vol. 2.
More on Lectio Divina
A Three Days Course on Lectio Divina
You can watch the first hour on the video below. If you want to follow the entire Course (24 hours of teaching) please contact us.
“Lectio divina: Spiritual Reading of the Bible”, CTS, 64 pages, £3.50
In this booklet Lectio Divina is described in a fresh and practical way, encouraging every Christian to take up the Bible and find in it a true guide for the intellect and for the actions of every day.
PS This small book is Part II of the following book:
Important Book: “Lectio Divina At The School of Mary The full book on Lectio Divina is available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and the other Amazon websites, as a hardcopy. It contains the previous three books published as ebooks (see below). It has five parts. Part one is new. Part two corresponds to the first book (Lectio Divina I, The Method). Part three and four correspond to the second book (Lectio Divina II, Mary and the Spirit). Part five, the much loved part five, corresponds to the third book (Lectio Divina III, Lectio in daily life). This is a very important book. The core of it is Part II because it explains the Method. It has the updated version of the steps of Lectio Divina, with the 15 steps explained.
“I do not believe that a similar book exists on lectio divina. […] your book is a catharsis for modern intelligence and at the same time a teaching that frees the reader from the “psyche” and its illusions. […] The most terrible thing today is that souls are so thirsty for God, a thirst to meet him in prayer and to be touched by him. […] We can read ample descriptions about the “border of the well”, but in fact what we need is to quench the thirst. What is special about this book is that it teaches the reader how to get water out of the well.” G. Solari