The next lectio divina times (by zoom) are planned:

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Every Saturday of Lent from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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To participate, you can register here or click on the ZOOM tab.

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By a motu proprio published on September 30, 2019, Pope Francis instituted the Sunday of the Word of God, which will be celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in ordinary time. This text by Pope Francis, entitled “ Aperuit Illis ”, underlines all the richness and the living character of the Word of God.

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Homily of Pope Francis for the Sunday of the Word of God

Some practical advice:

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  • The group should not exceed 12 people to allow effective participation of everyone.

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  • The place of prayer must be prepared to promote meditation (Bible book, candles, flowers, etc.)

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  • Limit the time devoted to Lectio divina to 1 hour.

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    • A member of the group must take care of the "timing" and invite, by a small signal, to pass to the next "time". (see grid below)

      • 1st step: Invocation to the Holy Spirit 5 min

      • 2nd step: Lectio 15 min

      • 3rd step: Meditatio 20 min

      • 4th step: Oratio 20 min

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    • Distribute to everyone:

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    1. The text of the Gospel (see above) or another biblical text, taking care to give the same translation to everyone - preferably the AELF liturgical translation - and 1 pencil

    2. Either Lectio's four-step method below; the second being more suitable for young people, children.

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    It is important to specify that we do not need to be a specialist in Sacred Scripture to let ourselves be touched by the Word of God; it suffices to have an open heart to the Meeting. Christ is there knocking at the door ...

    "Despite the omnipresence of images in our civilization, it is common for Christians to have a very cerebral approach to the Gospel texts, which takes away much of its suggestive power. It is therefore important to arrive, thanks to the imagination, to give back to the text all its power. Each Gospel passage is a story to be remembered, to be relived alongside Christ. It is the imagination that makes it possible to make the text a living path to encounter Christ. "

    Marc Rastoin sj in "Entering the Gospel with Saint Ignatius"

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      Saint Benedict

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      Tamié Abbey

      • Lectio divina in group

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      • Lectio divina alone

      Follow the advice link of Enzo Bianchi

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        NB For other advice, see the Vicariate website

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