Lectio Divina: Encountering God through Scripture

Lectio Divina: Encountering God through Scripture

This month, we will be looking at another method of meditation that can help us in our daily encounter with the Lord. As we heard from Sr. Clara in December, a prayer method is an instrument to help us pray, and we cannot get so caught up in learning the right technique that we end up missing God’s presence! The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us: There are as many and varied methods of meditation as there are spiritual masters. Christians owe it to themselves to develop the desire to meditate regularly, lest they come to resemble the three first kinds of soil in the parable of the sower. But a method is only a guide; the important thing is to advance, with the Holy Spirit, along the one way of prayer: Christ Jesus. (CCC 2707) Lectio divina is a method...

From the Five W’s to the Three R’s

From the Five W’s to the Three R’s

How can I pray? At this point in the journey towards friendship with God through prayer, each one of us could (and should, if he or she has had the opportunity to follow the monthly spiritual suggestions) respond to the famous 5 W’s seen below, with his or her own experience (i.e. put the previous months’ suggestions into practice). Let’s see if this is true: Who is involved in your prayer? What is prayer? When have you prayed in recent days? Where have you prayed since you started this journey? Why do you pray? If we have difficulty finding these elements in our daily life, we can take a couple of weeks to review and put into practice the suggestions of the two previous Spring of Water reflections, and then come back here. St. Thomas also had additional...