An Advent Journey with the Word of God

December 5, 2020 10:00 am
December 5, 2020 5:00 pm
Type of Programme
1 Day Event


Fr Joseph Ralph invites you to journey with the word of God through the traditional practice of Lectio Divina — scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer to prepare for the season of Advent.
The retreat day will conclude with a vigil Mass for the first Sunday of Advent.

About Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina translates from two Latin words as “Sacred Reading”. It is an ancient method of reading the bible and goes back to the first thousand years of Christianity as the principal way of forming communities centered on the sacred Word of God.

This course is for beginners as well as people who have experienced  Lectio Divina before.



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An introduction to Lectio Divina for the upcoming season of Advent. Together we will Read, Recognize, Respond, Rest-in and Reflect on the Living Word:

  • READ

Read slowly, carefully, and deliberately. The most important question in reading the Bible stories is not “Is it true” but rather “What does it mean?”


Through Meditation we enter into the text and discover that it has been fulfilled in our own life-experience. In Lectio Meditation, the mind is active – particularly the imagination through making connection with memories – but also feeling, emotions and intuitions (our families, neighbourhood, parish, country and world).

  • PRAY

Thanksgiving, Repentance, Petition and Contemplation. Like children who have played and worked all day in the knowledge of the presence of a loving parent, we are now ready and content to be picked up and held by the parent and to rest in his/her loving embrace. Compare a comtemplative moment to this experience of becoming captivated and absorbed in the beauty of the setting sun in whose light and warmth we have moved all day.

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