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

Space is limited to ensure individual attention.

 
 

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.

It is the fastest way to start hearing God’s voice and to develop your revelatory and prophetic gifts.

It is the most natural way of communing with God and staying in His presence while following your day to day schedule.

It is the way of prayer practiced by the Christians since the time of the Book of Acts and its goal is to eat the scroll and become like Jesus. You will encounter the living Word of God in a way that is intimate and redeeming.

It develops attentiveness, self-knowledge, deepens the awareness of God and constructs the habit of walking in the Spirit. You become a person living contemplative life, ie perceiving the reality with Jesus’ heart.

It engages body and soul, mind and heart, in the rhythm of freely flowing grace.

It is often wrongly diminished to a method or technique of few steps instead being taught as a way of spiritual growth, transformation, healing, deliverance, discernment and a continual prayer.

Included:

  • Background and development of Lectio Divina Prayer in the pre-monastic, and monastic traditions

  • What is meditation and what is contemplation, what’s the difference?

  • Basic understanding of who a human person is and how God communicates with us

  • Post-modern Christian confusion about spirituality, prayer, discernment and how to see clearly Jesus’ call to dwell in Him as the Living Word

  • The role of silence

  • How to establish a habit of hearing and listening

  • How Lectio Divina is the basis for ‘harp and bowl’ model of prayer

This is the ladder for those in cloisters , and for others in the world who are God’s Lovers, by means of which they can climb from earth to heaven.
— Guigo II, Carthusian monk (12th century)

Instructor:

Iwona Bednarz-Major, Co-Founder and Director of Stone to Flesh and MajorChange.

What can you expect:

  • Four weekly live video sessions (real time interactive video participation): Thursdays in Sept.’19: 5, 12, 19, 26 at 6pm PT

  • Each session is 90 min and includes 60min teaching, 15 min practicum and 15 min Q&A

  • You get an outline and weekly assignments and an audio file for your personal use.

  • Expected home assignment: 15-30 min Lectio Divina prayer daily.

What you will need:

  • Bible (paper, not digital)

  • Journal, pen

Cost:

  • $40 per person

  • $60 per couple

  • $100 per small group (three to six people) if you want to initiate one for the purpose of this course and/or continue after the course is done

  • for groups of seven or more contact: iwona@stonetoflesh.org

Follow up

Start Stone to Flesh Life Group in your location and receive monthly and weekly input from Stone to Flesh teachers, missionaries and leaders. Info will follow after the conclusion of the course.

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
 
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