Lectio Divina Immersion Retreat
Sewanee, TN 37375
This retreat provides an opportunity to deepen one’s practice of Lectio Divina as a way of praying the scriptures in an atmosphere of silence and community. The four moments of the prayer are explored as expressions of the four senses of scripture: the literal, allegorical, behavioral/moral, and unitive senses. The monastic form of Lectio Divina is used for both individual and group experiences of the prayer.
The retreat includes periods of Centering Prayer each day as a supportive practice. If there is a need, a short introduction to Centering Prayer will be provided. It is helpful if one is at ease with silence as silence is part of the rhythm of the retreat.
Mike Potter is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church who currently serves as a hospice chaplain with Methodist Alliance Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been involved with Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. for the past 17 years, is a commissioned presenter of both Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, serves as Team Leader of the Lectio Divina Service Team, and has led many workshops and retreats throughout the country featuring these contemplative spiritual practices.
Tim Goldman is semi-retired and lives in West Des Moines, Iowa. He has practiced Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina for more than 20 years. Tim is a commissioned presenter of these methods of prayer by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.