Condensed School of Lectio Divina

  • Benedictine Center Benedictine Center
  • St. Paul's Monastery 2675 Benet Road Maplewood, MN 55109
  • Jul 20 - 22, 2018 (3 days)
  • Commuter - $100.00 Single - $200.00 Shared (two single beds) - $150.00

About us

Learn the art of sustained lectio divina, “a dialogue with God through the text over time” (Kathleen Cahalan). The Condensed School of Lectio Divina adapts the Benedictine Center’s keystone experience retreat into a shorter, less-expensive format. The core teachings and the monastic experience remains intact. Sam Rahberg, in cooperation with S. Carol Rennie OSB and S. Virginia Matter OSB, leads five teaching sessions that distill the essentials of sustained lectio divina, making this an excellent introduction to the practice or a good review for past participants in the School of Lectio Divina. Maximum 20 participants as room arrangements allow.

Friday

5:30p    Dinner

6:30p    Vigil

7:00p    Session 1: A Sustained Lectio Framework

8:30p    Desert Practice

Saturday

7:00a     Shared Quiet

7:30a     Breakfast

8:30a     Morning Prayer

9:00a    Session 2: Four Voices of Scripture

10:00a     Break

11:45a     Midday Prayer

12:00p     Lunch

1:30p    Session 3: Eight Thoughts

2:30p    Break

2:40p    Shared Quiet

3:00p    Break

3:20p    Session 4: Relationship Between Text and Thoughts

4:30p    Break

5:00p    Evening Prayer (Feast of St. Benedict)

5:30p    Dinner

6:00p    Desert Practice

Sunday

7:00a     Shared Quiet

7:30a     Breakfast

8:00a     Session 5: Lectio Divina as a Way of Life

9:00a    Break

10:00a     Shared Reflection and Closing Blessing

11:00a     Eucharist

12:00p     Brunch, Leave taking with blessings on your journey

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Condensed School of Lectio Divina

at Benedictine Center

  • Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018 (3 days)

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