Lectio Divina Introductory Workshop
(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
Sewanee, TN 37375
Lectio Divina, literally “divine reading,” is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures. This introductory retreat, led by the Rev. Tom Ward, will focus on the building blocks of a developing and sustaining a contemplative life in the world. During Lectio Divina, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the “ear of the heart,” as if one is in conversation with God. Lectio Divina includes moments of reading (lectio), reflecting on (meditatio), responding to (oratio) and resting in (contemplatio) the Word of God with the aim of nourishing and deepening one’s relationship with the Divine. Periods of silent Centering Prayer will be a part of the retreat.
No prior experience with Lectio Divina or Centering Prayer is required to attend this retreat.
This event takes place via Zoom; to participate, you must have internet access and a computer or tablet with an internet connection.
Partial scholarships are available for Centering Prayer events; please email Kylene McDonald for more information.
You will receive additional information, including the Zoom link, at least 48 hours before the beginning of the event.