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Lectio Divina for the Christmas Season

 
The Nativity angel, played by second-grader Sarah Glazier, visits Mary and Joseph at the end of

Lectio divina is a form of meditation rooted in liturgical celebration that dates back to early monastic communities. It was a method practiced by monks in their daily encounter with Scripture, both as they prepared for the Eucharist and as they prayed the Liturgy of the Hours. 

The Latin phrase "lectio divina" may be translated as "divine reading."  As one reads and invites the Word to become a transforming lens that brings the events of daily living into focus, one can come to live more deeply and find the presence of God more readily in the events of each day. The method of lectio divina follows four steps:

  • lectio (reading)
  • meditatio (meditation)
  • contemplatio (contemplation)
  • and oratio (prayer).

Use these Lectio Divina guides to meditate, contemplate, and pray on the joy of the Christmas season. 

Lectio Divina for the Solemnity of Christmas     en Español

Lectio Divina for Holy Family    en Español

Lectio Divina for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God     en Español

Lectio Divina for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of The Lord     en Español

 



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