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Lectio Divina

What is Lectio Divina? Lectio is a powerful and deep reading of a passage of scripture, designed to take us further into its meaning. The simple process opens up our hearts to hear what God is saying to us, and allows us to rest in God’s presence. Join us Tuesday’s, 5:30 p.m. in the brides room.

Lectio Divina, which means “divine reading”, is a practice used throughout Christian history to enhance the experience of God’s word. Lectio Divina involves hearing a Scripture text at ever deepening levels, first for its literal meaning, then plumbing deeper still, entering into a conversation with God, and finally, resting in the presence of God. As a group exercise, it is easy to learn, and a wonderful way to share and reflect.

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Linda Allport

Advent and Lenten Quiet Days

– Reflect on the season’s deeper meaning

– Time away from busy schedule

-Variety of activities for individuals or groups

-Prayer and Sacrament

Workshops

– Practices for Mind, Body, and Spirit

– Restorative

-Variety of activities for individuals or groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil

The community of St. John’s watches in prayer overnight from Maundy Thursday evening through Good Friday at noon. Participants find in it deep intimacy with our Lord as we relive the events of Holy Week in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

Tuesday Tune-Up

– Mid-week gathering for learning & fellowship

– Lectio Divina

– Coffee & conversation at Starbucks

– Bible Fellowship – an in-depth study and discussion

 

 

 

 

The Labyrinth

Labyrinths have been used by Christians since the 1100’s. Our portable labyrinth is a replica of the famous one at Chartres Cathedral. The labyrinth can be seen as a metaphor for the spiritual journey, in three stages – the walk in, the center, and the walk out. Early Christians called the Dirst stage purgation (or release) signifying purging yourself of sins, worries or wounds as you walk into the center. The center stage was called illumination, where insights are gained. As you walk out of the labyrinth the Dinal stage was called union, where your soul rests in relationship with God.