Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina ("divine reading" in Latin) is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer, intended to promote communion with God and to increase knowledge of God's Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word to be embraced. On March 3, 2019, through a Pastoral Letter, Archbishop Gagnon encouraged everyone in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg to incorporate lectio divina into their way of life - as individuals, as families, as groups, and as entire parish communities. 



Lectio Divina - A Way of Prayer for Pastoral Planning

Leading Lectio Divina - A Detailed Guide and Sample Prayers

Lectio Divina "essentials" for Families and Small Groups

Reflections on Lectio Divina

Below is a conversation between Archbishop Gagnon and members of the National Week for Life and the Family (NWLF) committee on lectio divina.

The following video, from Ascension Presents, features Fr. Mike Schmidt discussing Lectio in a segment called, 'How Do You Pray with the Bible'.