Lectio on the Go

Can Lectio Divina be practiced by a person with a busy schedule?

I was recently asked to present a series on Sacred Heart Radio on the topic: Lectio on the Go.

In that series I set forth ideas and tips for how a layperson can adapt the practice of Lectio Divina to a busy life. The spots ran every Monday in May at 5:06 pm.

Below are links to the episodes. Each was 2 parts.

The summary clip is a 1 min snippet of why I wrote the book which inspired this series. It says a lot in a little snip of time.

Summary Clip (1 min) – The why of the book

Here are the links to the episodes: 

Episode 1. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Background on the book

Episode 1. Pt. 2 (8 min) – What were the takeaways of the book

Episode 2. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Step 1 of Lectio Divina: Preparation

Episode 2. Pt. 2 (8 min) – Step 1. Sample Prayers and Chant

Episode 3. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Step 2 of Lectio Divina: Reading

Episode 3. Pt. 2 (8 min) – Step 3 of Lectio Divina: Meditation

Episode 4. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Step 4 of Lectio Divina: Prayer

Episode 4. Pt. 2 (8 min) – Step 5 of Lectio Divina: Contemplation

Final Episode 5. Pt. 1 (12 min) – An example of the 5 steps with a passage from John 17

Final Episode 5. Pt. 2 (8 min) – A history of Lectio and a tip for how to integrate the 5 steps into life

Prayers for Step 1: Preparation

Here are the prayers I recommend for Step 1 of Lectio, if you have 5 min to pray them. If not, note the tips given in Episode 5.

And here is a word of explanation about those prayers.


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