- Lectio divina means “divine reading” or
“spiritual reading”. It is a way of reading the
Bible. It makes your reading a prayer. It is not
Bible Study. You do not need to be a theologian,
or even know much about the Bible at all.
- Lectio divina helps you to see how the Holy
Spirit, speaking to you through the Bible, has
something to say to you about your life. It is a
way for God to let you know and feel His love
and care for you.
- Lectio divina has been used in daily prayer
by the Church for centuries, by both religious
Lectio Divina at English Martyrs and St John’s
During Lent and Advent, we also use a resource developed
especially for people new to Lectio Divina, or who like a
bit of guidance to get started. It is based on the Sunday
Mass readings. You can download the weekly readings below, or you can buy the book for £4
from St John's or English Martyrs Churches.
We do Lectio Divina by ourselves, with a friend, with our
families or in a group.
Outside of Lent and Advent you can get hold of the Book
these sheets come from:
Free download: various languages
the book: (English, only, at present)
The readings are also in the Catholic Herald every week.
Why not give it a go?!
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