Saint Pius X Catholic Parish, dedicated to renewing all things in Christ, is committed to evangelization through prayer, service, sacrificial giving, faith formation, and community.
LECTIO DIVINA
a reflection by Robby Kiley, Director of Religious Education

Lectio Divina (divine reading) is a form of prayer with scripture that, with the help of the Holy Spirit, helps us see ways in which God is calling us to grow in faith. Prayer with scripture can be intimidating if we aren’t familiar with the Bible – but one of the advantages of lectio is that it does not require us to be a scripture scholar. Instead, we only need to pay attention to the ways that our attention is drawn to words and images in our reading, prompted by the Holy Spirit. Lectio follows a formal process, but it can be easily adapted to fit the needs of your family. I've outlined a simple process in the attached document, but there are many other options out there.

READ MORE HERE about the five "stages" of praying Lectio Divina:
  • PRAEPARTIO
  • LECTIO
  • MEDITATIO
  • ORATIO
  • CONTEMPLATIO
LESSON TWO: ALL ABOUT LECTIO
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Lectio Divina for Families from the Diocese of San Jose.
RESOURCES FOR ADULTS

1% CHALLENGE LECTIO DIVINA The Evangelical Catholic invites us to give 1% of our day (15 minutes) to God through  lectio divina , with 30 Scripture passages perfect for  lectio  and some inspiring quotes.

ACCEPTING THE EMBRACE OF GOD: THE ANCIENT ART OF LECTIO DIVINA Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB, reflects on the history, process, rhythm, and methods of  lectio divina.

Fr. Simon Tugwell, OP, reflects on how making Scripture part of who we are (as  lectio divina  helps us to do) allows us to enter into the light of God's truth.
REFLECTIONS AND MUSIC

Jeremy Hoy, Director of Liturgy and Music, has been recording a video series with colleagues at Saint Pius X, providing reflections and piano performances featuring familiar musical arrangements that correspond to the reflections. Below are links to the first three of these videos.

What a gift to be able to share this with our community!



COVID PRAYER

The following prayer will replace the parish stewardship prayer at Mass until further notice.

Mother of Divine Love, we entrust to you our nation and world, our families and loved ones, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

In this time of trial and testing, hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful.

For those already afflicted, obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.

For those working to help the sick and bring an end to this crisis, obtain the strength to continue their work.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, conform us to the will of the Father, remind us always of the love of your Son, Jesus, and bring his peace to our land and to our hearts.

Amen.

Saint Rocco, protector against the plague and all contagious diseases, pray for us!

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