Lectio Divina: News

Some of our Lectio Group have generously shared their thoughts on the Gospel for the 2nd of May with us. You can read their reflections here.

If you want to join in then please let us know. You do not have to write anything. Enjoy reading and thinking about the scripture and be prepared to share your thoughts and listen to those shared by the group.

Lectio Divina: News

Lectio Divina for this Friday took the Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Easter Year B. John 10: 11-18 The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.

Read what the group members have written about their encounters with this passage.

Exploring Faith Accompaniment Course

We have an email from Rev’d Paul Payton of the Blackburn Diocese. He writes…

“Dear Friends,

After a challenging year of cancellations and postponements the planning team for the Blackburn Diocese ecumenical Exploring Faith Accompaniment (Spiritual Direction) Course are looking to launch a revised, updated and extended in-person course from September 2021 at the Blackburn Cathedral Conference Suite.

Attached below is a flyer which we would be grateful for your support in promoting as widely as possible.

If there are networks, individuals, organisations that you are aware of that may also be interested in receiving this information do feel free to forward it to them.

Please get in touch if you would like further information.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Best and blessings,


Rev’d Paul Payton
Warden of Spiritual Directors
Blackburn Diocese”

There is a booking form for the course which you can find here.

Video Message from Pope Francis

This message from Tom Chigbo of Citizens UK has just arrived in our email inbox.

“We are delighted to announce that the Pope will be sending a video message to an international conference being held today (15 April 4-8pm) bringing together parishioners, community organisers and academics, with several speakers at the event from Citizens UK.

You don’t have to register or pay. just go to www.letusdreamconference.org
The Pope’s message will be available afterwards on the same website.

Tom Chigbo

Lectio Divina: News

Our Lectio Group wish all the Blessings and the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you all this Easter Season.

Our Lectio Divina for this Friday considered the Gospel for Easter Sunday Year B.

Jn 20:1-9  He must rise from the dead.

The group have shared their thoughts with us all here.

Lectio Divina: News

Our Lectio Divina group considered the Gospel for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.

You can read their reflections here.

One of the group wrote “On Friday we celebrated our ‘First Birthday’, if we can call it that; a full year of Lectio Divina online. It seems that it has passed very quickly. I must say, that for me, this is the work of the Holy Spirit. I don’t know if this has benefited many people outside the group but it certainly has benefited all of us. The support from everybody in the group has helped us all to get through these lockdowns and keep our spirits high.”

Lectio Divina: News

Our Lectio Group met on St. Joseph’s day and shared their thoughts and reactions to the Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year B.

Jn 12:20-30  if a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest.

Read their thoughts here.

In Spain Father’s Day is always celebrated on the 19 March. In addition it is the Day of Prayer for our Priests and Seminarians. So the group invite us to join them in asking St Joseph to intercede for all the needs of all Ministers, especially our Xaverian Priests, and for a rich harvest in their Ministry.

One member of the group shared today this:  ‘Our Lectio Divina is part of my fertile spiritual soil, and, it seems, not just for us who contribute, but for others who read our musings.’ The rest of the group subscribed to that thought.