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Ruminating

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Ruminating
The picture was inspired by a page from a letter of St. Jerome where he says in effect that one should read the Scriptures in such a way that one wakes up in the morning with the discovery ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Like a Ruminant

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Like a Ruminant
Last Sunday, as I preached on the Parable of the Sower, I mentioned that at a time when Christians didn’t have the luxury of owning a copy of the Scriptures, they went to Sunday Mass, the only place where they ...
Lectio Divina, Scriptures

An Old Monk Thinks About Happiness

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  Guy the Carthusian is the author of the Scala Claustralium, our main source for what is called the lectio divina which the Catholic Catechism presents as the way of reading the Scriptures.  I have on several occassions written about ...
Lectio Divina, Scriptures

From Bible Study to Prayer and Contemplation

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From Bible Study to Prayer and Contemplation
The BEC is not a bible study group. It is rather the weekly gathering of groups of the faithful to prepare themselves for the Sunday liturgy so as to be more ready to live the Word of God in ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Church in the World, Lectio Divina, MGCP, Ministry, PREX, Scriptures

Records of an Ecclesial Experiment II

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Records of an Ecclesial Experiment II
Below are links to articles on this website regarding the BEC Project in our parish. It complements another article that I posted back in 2008. Much has changed in the way our BEC Project is carried out. ...
Lectio Divina, Scriptures

Eternal Life: An Exercise in Free Association

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Someone who read my article on the Lectio Divina (Parallel Texts, Textual Resonances and the Liturgy) asked me for another example of how free association works in meditating on a text of Scriptures. The example I gave was based ...
BEC, MGCP, Scriptures

Reading Scriptures Intelligently

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We have begun our special modular training for the BEC Leaders of Olympia I. The module we started is "Reading Scriptures Intelligently", which is based on an article I published years ago at Suite 101's Catholic Scripture Studies. ...
Lectio Divina, Liturgy, Scriptures

How Does One Konek-Konek II?

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How Does One Konek-Konek II?
In a post last year, I illustrated how from the account of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem as king, one can, through the free association of ideas gained from the lectionary readings, understand the relationship of that event to his subsequent ...
Internet, Lectio Divina, Scriptures

Links to the Lectio Divina

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I am currently working on a database of links of the articles directly dealing with the Scriptures and lectio divina found at Otium Sanctum. The database items number to more than two hundred article links, a collection dating back ...
Bible Apostolate, Lectio Divina, MGCP, Scriptures

Introduction to the Lectio Divina

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Members of the Catholic Women's League in our parish have asked me to give them a one hour introduction to the "Lectio Divina". They have scheduled it for June 17, 2006, a Saturday. I already ...

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