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.

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 has been busy thinking about the reading for the 4th Sunday in Lent Year B.

Jn 3:14-21 God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved.

You can read their observations here.

One of the group said today: ‘I look forward to our Lectio Divina every week, it gives an opportunity for fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ in the presence of God our Father. A beautiful scene to behold.’

Lectio Divina: News

Our Lectio group have spent time considering the readings for the 3rd Sunday in Lent Year B.

Jn 2:13-25 Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.

You can read their thoughts here.

With sadness they shared the news that Anthony Finnerty died last night. For many years he had worked with the Carmelites. He was a wonderful person.

Eternal rest grant unto Anthony, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Lectio Divina: News

Our faithful and active Lectio Group have been on Zoom together and some of them have shared their reflections and thoughts on the reading for the Second Sunday in Lent.

Mk 9:2-10 This is my Son, the beloved.

You can read their reactions here.

Lectio Divina: News

We are once again in the Lent Season and it has been a very popular Lectio session.

The group considered the Gospel for the 1st Sunday in Lent Year B.

Mk 1:12-15 Jesus was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him.

You may read their thoughts here. Perhaps their observations will encourage your own reflections on the passage.

One person of the group sent both a reflection and this ‘chant of praise’ after today’s Lectio.

‘I just went in the garden and the first thing I noticed were the wild freesia nodding their little heads. The fragrance is divine. I was reminded that in all the darkness in the world, God is still creating beauty. He is unstoppable, new life is bursting forth everywhere. The birds know it they are singing their hearts out in praise and glory.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the earth hear his voice
Praise the Lord praise the Lord
Let the people rejoice Oh come to the Father through Jesus the Son
And give him the glory great things he hath done ‘