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Lectio Divina Year C 2016, Meanings, Lectio Divina Year B 2015, Lectio Divina Year A 2017

Liturgical Year C - Meditating on the Gospel of Luke

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Liturgical Year C

The liturgical year begins with First Sunday of Advent, which starts four Sundays before Christmas (December 25). In this Liturgical year which begins on the 29th of November , 2015, Circle C, the Church meditates on the Gospel of Luke  and uses it for most of Sunday readings  (St. Matthew for Circle A and St. Mark for Circle B).

Sunday's Themes in Liturgical Year B

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Liturgical years B - Starts on 27 Nov, 2011 and ends on Dec 1, 2012

The Church provides a three-year circle for Sunday readings starting with the season of Advent, four weeks before Christmas day. Each liturgical year, the Church centers on one of the synoptic Gospels (Year A – Matthew, Year B – Mark, Year C – Luke). John is read in each year in the major seasons of Christmas, Lent, and Easter. Therefore, this year, each theme of Sunday and festival's readings is based on the the Gospel of Mark.

LITURGICAL YEAR B - THE GOSPEL OF MARK

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The liturgical year begins with First Sunday of Advent, which starts four Sundays before Christmas (December 25). In this Liturgical year which begins on the 27 of November, 2011, Circle B, the Church meditates on the Gospel of Mark and uses it for most of Sunday readings  (St. Mattthew for Circle A and St. Luke for Circle C). St. John, who appears several times in the Liturgy of the Word of almost all three years, is offered in a special way during the time of the Lord's Passion.

The Authors of Lectio Divina

 Fr. CARLOS MESTERS, O.Carm.

Fr. Carlos was born in the Netherlands on 20 October 1931. In 1949, while he was still a student in the Carmelite minor seminary, he and seven other companions went to Brazil in order to become missionaries.

What is Lectio Divina?

"Lectio Divina", a Latin term, means "divine reading" and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. In the 12th century, a Carthusian monk called Guigo, described the stages which he saw as essential to the practice of Lectio Divina. There are various ways of practicing Lectio Divina either individually or in groups but Guigo's description remains fundamental.

Lectio Divina June 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for June 2017

National Leaders

That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

Lectio Divina: 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

Lectio Divina: 
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Renouncing all to follow Jesus
"No one who prefers father or mother to me 
is worthy of me!"
Matthew 10:37-42

1. Opening prayer

Lord Jesus, send your Spirit to help us to read the Scriptures with the same mind that you read them to the disciples on the way to Emmaus. In the light of the Word, written in the Bible, you helped them to discover the presence of God in the disturbing events of your sentence and death. Thus, the cross that seemed to be the end of all hope became for them the source of life and of resurrection. 

Lectio Divina May 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for May 2017

Christians in Africa
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

Lectio Divina April 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for April 2017

Young People. 
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.

Lectio Divina March 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for March 2017

Support for Persecuted Christians.
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

Lectio Divina March - Marzo - Marzo 2017

Syndicate content
As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister." 

 



by Dr. Radut