A Lectio Divina/Contemplative Prayer group now meets every Monday at 12 noon (following the 11am Mass.
Lectio Divina has been a prayer tradition in the Church for centuries. It is a very simple method of prayer with Scripture. It is a method that moves our prayer slowly and quietly from our mind to our heart. We can use this method when we are alone, but it is wonderfully rich in a group.
- If you are someone who has been meditating by yourself and are looking for a group to support your practice, Come and See.
- If you have never experienced Lectio Divina or Contemplative prayer but are curious, Come and See.
- If you have been feeling drawn to more quiet ways to pray, Come and See.
- If you want to be part of a parish group but find night groups difficult to attend, Come and See.
Fr William Johnston SJ, in his book, The Inner Eye of Love, says: “We can sit together in silent and wordless meditation. And in such a situation we can feel not only the silence in our hearts but the silence of the whole group. Sometimes such silence will be almost palpable and it can unite people more deeply than any words.” This sharing of silence is the heart of the meditation group meeting. The power and strength of meditating together comes from the words of Jesus, ‘Where two or three are gathered in my name there I am in the midst of them’ (Matt 18:20).
Here is What Pope Benedict XVI said about Lectio Divina: “I would like to recommend the ancient tradition of “Lectio divina“:If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church — I am convinced of it — a new spiritual springtime.” Pope Benedict XVI)