We are quite Blessed to have Msgr. Larry leading another Lectio Divina this Lenten Season. In addition to the Lectio Divina, he will also lead us in a Lenten Novena. Please sign up by contacting the Rectory at 289-553-1610 as space is limited. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00p.m. – Luke 9: 28b-36 – While Jesus prayed, the appearance of His face changed.
Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00p.m. – Luke 13: 1-9 – Unless you turn back to God, you will parish as they did.
Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00p.m. – Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32 – This brother of yours was dead, and has come to life.
Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00p.m. – Luke 19:28-40 – Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Please note that on March 9th at 7:00 p.m. we are having the Lenten Day of Confessions at St. Cecilia CES, thus, there will be nothing at the Rectory that evening.
LECTIO DIVINA (divine, or sacred reading’) is a 2000-year-old spiritual tradition among Christians, in which they attentively and prayerfully read the Word of God. Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. First a passage of Scripture is read, then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God.
Although there is an element of study in Lectio Divina, it is not the same as Bible Study. It is more prayerful, seeking not to master or grasp the sacred text, but rather to come into the presence of God. We seek to be humbly attentive to God’s Holy Word, to ponder it, and to let it enter into our hearts and minds, so that it may transform us. Lectio Divina is intended to draw us closer to God, and to transform our attitudes and behaviour.
This Advent Monsignor Larry will lead a Lectio Divina following the Advent themes from the Gospel of Luke in preparation for the Solemnity of Christmas – The Nativity of the Lord.
It will take place at the Rectory on the following dates beginning at 7:00pm.
Thursday, December 3rd – Luke 3,1-6 – Prepare the way of the Lord.
Thursday, December 10th – Luke 3, 10-18 – Teacher, what shall we do?
Thursday, December 17th – Luke 1, 39-45 – My soul magnifies the Lord …