Lectio Divina

It can be hard to find time to speak to God when your day is full of work, family and the pressures of daily life.

What is Lectio Divina?

Lectio Divina is a dynamic way of reading the Scriptures that has been around since AD 300. It follows a four-step approach of:

  1. Reading
  2. Meditation
  3. Prayer
  4. Contemplation

Lectio Divina invites you to savour and mull over God's words quietly, slowly and intently. It gives you the space to respond to what you feel God is saying and helps you build a vital bridge between your encounters with God and everyday life with its joys, humdrum and challenges.

Each guide is free to download and contains a guide to using the Lectio Divina four-step approach.

Download Lectio Divina guides

For November 2017 – November 2018 use Year B resources.

These resources were written to coincide with the three year lectionary cycle between 2009 and 2011. Unfortunately, this means that there are differences between the dates provided and the Sundays within the liturgical calendar. There are also some particular Feast Days and Holy Days which aren't noted in these versions. There are many other online resources which can provide useful material for reflection during these one-off occasions!

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