video Lectio Divina

“The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invited Father James Martin, SJ, editor at large at America, to address the English-speaking youth during World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, in a series of videos. In this video, Father Martin looks at the practice of “lectio divina,” a wonderful way of praying with Scripture. He presents the four easy questions of “lectio divina” to help you meet God through the Bible.” – from the YouTube description at

See also the Infographic: Do the Lectio 3-Step: An Easy Illustrated Guide to Praying Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina on the Archdiocese of Toronto website.

Praying with Scripture   by Douglas J. Leonhardt, SJ Lectio Divina and Gospel Contemplation are two ways to pray with Scripture. Fr. Leonhardt explains these two forms of prayer for those new to the practices.

The Lectio Divina Homepage   “This home page represents over forty-five years of reflections upon Scripture and Fathers of the Church with special attention to St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, two Christian authors of the Greek and Latin traditions respectively.  In addition are included works by non-Christian authors of the Greek and Latin Classical tradition, one of the most important being Plato.

Benedictine resources for Lectio Divina


Lectio Divina at the Carmelite Website



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