A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tag Archive for ‘Lectio Divina’

Lectio Divina

This traditional way of praying scripture has become popular in a number of Christian churches. I think it began in monasteries, where monks sat at their evening meal, listening to the reading of the day. When a verse or phrase had meaning for a monk, he would leave the table and take the words to […]

A School for Prayer (17)

Lectio Divina Chartreuse – Guigo the Carthusian By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 – 2015 THE WEST: Guigo the Carthusian Guigo II was the 9th prior of the Grande Chartreuse, France. Little is known of him other than that he became prior of the monastery in 1174 and that after a few years in office […]

A School for Prayer (16) – Lectio Divina Subiaco

St Benedict Chartreuse Guigo the Carthusian By Fr Craig Larkin sm, 1943 – 2015 St Benedict was born in Nursia, Italy, around the year 480, the son of a noble family.  He went to Rome to study; was repelled by the moral and political decay he saw there; gave up his studies, and went to […]