Lectio: The Magnificat

It is only through a denigration of motherhood that we do not venerate St. Mary, the mother of Jesus.  It is she who carried Christ in her womb through the discomfort of nine months, gave birth to Jesus through the pains of birth, nursed God incarnate upon her breast, raised him, learned from him, watched him die, and then lived in the community of believers as a grandmother of the faith after he rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.  Her position in the Gospels is unique--without her the … [Read more...]

Lectio Divina: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Read Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 aloud to your self, pausing on any word or phrase that stands out to you.Then read the passage again silently.  Again, if there is a word or phrase that stands out to you, repeat it to yourself and think about its meaning.  Abide with the passage.Ask yourself why you heard what you heard in the passage?What is it in your life that made you hear what you heard?What might God be telling you?For Christians in traditions that follow the Revised Common Lec … [Read more...]


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