by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B.
St. Andrew's Abbey
A very ancient art, practiced at one time by all Christians, is
the technique known as lectio divina - a slow, contemplative
praying of the Scriptures which enables the Bible, the Word of
God, to become a means of union with God. This ancient practice
has been kept alive in the Christian monastic tradition, and is
one of the precious treasures of Benedictine monastics and
(Fr. Luke Dysinger's full article
is available on the
St. Andrew's Abbey Lectio Divina Page.)
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