Sat, Feb 18|
Mini-Retreat: Renewing the Ancient Practice of Lectio Divina
Join us as we explore and practice the beautiful Benedictine form of prayer, known as the Lectio Divina.
Time & Location
Feb 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
About the Event
(Led by Ron Walker) Dating back to the third century, the practice of lectio divina, Latin for "divine reading," has been preserved over the centuries by monks living under the Rule of St. Benedict. This ancient prayer practice honors the basic source of contemplative prayer: the stirring of God’s grace within us, drawing us and inviting us into deeper intimacy and connection.
One of the great gifts of Benedictine spirituality, lectio divina is no longer limited to monasteries or even the "religious,” nor is it confined to sacred texts. Whether you are new to lectio divina or are a seasoned practitioner, join us as we explore and practice this beautiful Benedictine prayer form.
About the presenter: Ron Walker has been a member of the Cornerstone Community at Trinity for 10 years and during that time has periodically lived in the cloister and studied with the monks at Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey in Carlton, Oregon. He is a spiritual director, trained by Fr. Jim Galuzzo and certified by the Urban Spirituality Center of Portland, and has maintained a centering prayer and lectio divina practice for over twenty years.