(Retreat) Discernment: The Fruit of Lectio Divina
One of the fruits of lectio divina is to become a more discerning person. In this retreat, women and men will participate in the rhythm of monastic life at St. Paul’s Monastery and continue to explore the themes from Friday evening. Teaching, quiet, and intentional conversation blend together with the beautiful sense of place and the personal touch of home-cooked meals. The experience offers practical wisdom about how discernment can become a way of life through sustained lectio on God’s Word, our life experience, and the creation.
The ancient practice of lectio divina has been retrieved and practiced in a variety of ways today. One method is sustained lectio divina—a dialogue with God through the text over time. What does sustained attention to the same text reveal to us about God, ourselves, and our world? While lectio divina is a form of personal, private prayer it has the power to transform our spiritual lives in ways that have important social, interpersonal, and political consequences. It’s a quiet revolution in our midst.