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"Who does the Holy Spirit stay with? A person who is humble, a person who surrenders himself to silence, a person who listens to God's word and feels fear ? "

St. Bernardo Tolomei, Letter 2


"The New and Old Testament Written by God's Authority

Any side of the Bible

The most correct norm of human life

Wouldn't it? "

Sungkyu 73,3

The teaching that monks should make as a milestone in life is none other than the Bible. Reading the Bible and listening to His Word speaking to me in it, and thus reaching prayer through the Word and meeting Him, this is called Lectio Divina. Translation into other words narrows the meaning. So it's just called Lectio Divina.

St. Benedict's "Water Rules" provides a structured daily routine, allocating the rest of the time, excluding liturgy and mealtime, to labor and Lexio Divina. Two to three hours are allocated to Lexio Divina.

Lexio Divina does not just read the text written in the book, but the core of it is listening to the words of the Holy Spirit contained in it. In order to hear His message to me now, I need enough preparation prayer and purity of heart. In such a case, it can lead to a deep meditation that goes beyond just reading to reflect on it, and through this, to contemplation of meeting and looking at Him.

The most commonly known method of practicing Lexio Divina is that of King Gwigo II, a 12th-century Cartucian monk. He divides the process of Lexio Divina into four major stages: reading lectio, meditatio, prayer, and contemplatio. These steps are not in the sense that they are clearly separated or discontinuously disconnected. However, these steps are intimately interconnected, and only the previous ones to reach the latter one.

"Your words are a lamp on my feet,

Light comes on my way."

Psalm 1,2

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