Lectio Divina and Contemplative Prayer
March 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm$30
Lectio Divina and Contemplative Prayer: Moving from Work to Wonder
Do you feel drawn to contemplative prayer but are somewhat uncertain about what it really is? Are you overwhelmed by the many voices teaching meditation under its many names: Mindfulness, Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Buddhist and Zen meditation, among others? Have you experienced enlightening and elevating group Centering Prayer workshops or Lectio Divina gatherings, only to experience confusion and uncertainty when you try either of these by yourself? And have you asked yourself, often in heartbroken frustration, “Why do I feel so drawn to meditation, but I can’t seem to be able to do it by myself?”
Be empowered to make Lectio Divina, an ancient contemplative practice of prayer and meditation, a daily practice in your own life. First, we will clarify our understanding of the relationship between various forms of meditation and contemplative prayer, emphasizing the practice of Lectio Divina. Then, you will experience not only group Lectio, but also your own private practice of Lectio, both within the supportive environment of the group, and later, completely on your own!
This program will take place upstairs in the Blue Room. Seating is limited. Includes lunch.
Celeste Calabotta, a retreat team member at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat House in Farmington, CT, is a Lay Carmelite, Spiritual Director, and board member of the Spiritual Life Center in West Hartford. Celeste began studying contemplative prayer over 11 years ago and coordinates the Lectio Divina prayer group at Our Lady of Calvary. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in West Hartford.
Register for this program using the form below or call (860) 677-8519. You may also download and print Lectio Divina 2019.