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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.

  1. Lectio Divina: Definition, Steps
  2. A Keynote on Lectio Divina (with short video)
  3. Steps Towards Implementing Lectio Divina
  4. Suggested Reading List for Lectio Divina
  5. Finished and Unfinished Lectio Divina. How The General Light Becomes Clear
  6. How The Grace Of God Works In Lectio Divina
  7. The Space We Dig In Ourselves
  8. Respecting the Literal Meaning of the Sacred Text
  9. Lectio Divina’s Act of Humility
  10. Lectio Divina, From Pharisee to Publican
  11. Inspiration and Inerrance & Teaching Lectio Divina
  12. Reading the Scriptures “in the Spirit”
  13. Lectio Divina, From The Human To The Divine Author
  14. From the Literal Meaning of Scriptures to the Spiritual One
  15. St James Explains Lectio Divina 1
  16. St James Explains Lectio Divina 2
  17. St James Explains Lectio Divina 3
  18. Each Word Is A Diamond
  19. Lectio Divina And Liturgy Of Hours
  20. Proposal for the Liturgy of the Word
  21. The Angels and The Word of God
  22. Lectio Divina and Contemplative Prayer According to Carmelite Spirituality
  23. Confinement Mass and Lectio Divina / Prayer of the Heart (Video)
  24. Document: Guigo’s Letter About Contemplative Life
  25. Bible Tools to Understand its Literal Meaning (Video)
  26. “Lead us Not Into Temptation”… Roughly and Aproximately?
  27. Lectio Divina & Theology
  28. The Prophetical Dimension of Christianity
  29. Lectio Divina & Prayer of the Heart at Two Important Turning Points in Spiritual Life
  30. The Resurrection of His Words
  31. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Lectio Divina (video)
  32. The Holy Spirit and Lectio Divina: see the book “Lectio Divina at the School of Mary”, Part IV.
  33. Mary and Lectio: see the book “Lectio Divina at the School of Mary”, Part III.

See also articles on Contemplation especially on the two types of contemplation.

When Teaching Lectio Divina

1- The Challenges that the School of Mary’ Lectio Divina Faces

Lectio Divina And Meditation

  1. Meditation in the Catechism and in St. Teresa of Avila
  2. Meditating the Passion and Lectio Divina
  3. From “Meditation” to “Contemplation”, According to St. John of the Cross
  4. Lectio Divina or Meditation?
  5. Meditation or no Meditation?
  6. Is There Progressiveness in The Implementation of Lectio Divina?
  7. Pope Benedict XVI and Lectio Divina

Bible and Spiritual Life

  1. What is Our Goal in Life? (The Book of Revelation)
  2. What is The New Testament?
  3. Luke’s Final Pentecost
  4. St. John Gospel’s Goal
  5. St. John Gospel’s Structure
  6. Why Jesus Hides His Divinity?
  7. The Transfiguration of the Lord in Spiritual Life
  8. Old & New Man Functioning
  9. “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)
  10. “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)
  11. “Bible and Spiritual Life” Course. 9 Lessons of two hours each. (click here for more details) First Video (you can ask for the videos)
  12. “Bible and Tradition” Talk. See Video
  13. Mary’s Role in The Resurrection
  14. How we Should Read The Psalms
  15. The Hidden Verses
  16. The Scritpural Roots of St. Augustin’s Spirituality, Stephen N. Filippo.
  17. Seeing the Lord in the Old Testament
  18. Christ Transfigures the Old Testament
  19. The Good Samaritan Commented by Severus of Antiochia
  20. Jesus’ Passion in St. John’s Gospel
  21. Fortitude and Sacred Threshold
  22. The Rich Young Man and Perfection
  23. The Meaning of Stephen’s Martyrdom
  24. Scripture as a Miror in De Lubac, “Medieval Exegesis”, vol. 2.
  25. What is Our Goal in Life? (on the Book of Revelation)
  26. Jesus is the Future (on the Book of Revelation)
  27. Luke and the Synoptic Problem
  28. Pope Benedict XVI and Biblical Theology

More on Lectio Divina


A Three Days Course on Lectio Divina

Click here for the Presentation of the Course.

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.

Videos Playlist

Please find below a Playlist of over 50 videos on Lectio Divina or Click Here:



“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.

At the Publisher’s Website.

On Amazon UK

On Amazon USA

You can have a kindle version of it (with all the footnotes) here: UKUSA.

PS This small book is Part II of the following book:


Screen Shot 2018-01-09 at 21.38.16Important Book: “Lectio Divina At The School of Mary The full book on Lectio Divina is available on and 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

See also in other languages: French (original), Italian, New Italian Book, Vietnamese