If anyone loves me, he will keep my words and my Father will love him and we will come to him and make our dwelling place with him.
— John 14:23
 

who is this course for?

  • If you encountered Jesus and you want to know how to hear His voice, how to process it and how to start living with a fresh expression of love, hope and courage

  • If you want to start praying with your own words but you run out of ideas after three minutes of prayer

  • If you want to meet people who are on a journey of self & God-discovery and you want to belong to a community of seekers

    then this course is for you!

Lectio Divina means Divine Reading. It is divine because we are allowing the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts while praying the Scriptures and listening to what He is saying now, today. This way of prayer incarnates the Living Word into our hearts and we become more like Jesus. It is an ancient way practiced by Christians of all streams and denominations. It’s simple and life giving, it renews the mind, enflames the heart and empowers for action.

Cost: $40 (You will get a weekly outline of the teaching and daily assignments)

What you will need:

  • Bible (paper, not digital); preferred translations although any Bible you have will do: NAB (the Bible used for liturgy in the Catholic Church) or RSVC (the Bible recommended by Catholic Bible scholars); if you need a Bible, let us know: iwona@stonetoflesh.org

  • Journal, pen

What can you expect:

  • Refreshments

  • Sharing, Opening Prayer

  • Teaching & Practicum

  • Discussion, Q&A and Ending Prayer

It is especially necessary that listening to the word of God should become a life-giving encounter, in the ancient and ever valid tradition of lectio divina, which draws from the biblical text the living word which questions, directs and shapes our lives.
— St. John Paul II
 
 

Riverside: tuesdays in June, 7pm

Santa Ana: Wednesdays in June, 7pm

 
For those who practice it, the experience of sacred reading sharpens perception, enriches understanding, rouses from sloth, banishes idleness, orders life, corrects bad habits, produces salutary weeping, and draws tears from contrite hearts . . . curbs idle speech and vanity, awakens longing for Christ and the heavenly fatherland.
— Smaragdus of Saint-Mihiel
One single sentence from Sacred Scripture can nourish the soul, illuminate it, strengthen it in adversity. Sacred Scripture is something far superior to a simple exposition of dogma, subdivided into special tracts: it is an ocean of revealed truth in which we can taste in advance the joys of eternal life.
— Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange