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The Word of God

The Word of God

The Lectio divina that has been on this website for many years takes on added significance in this period marked by COVID-19.

As people find themselves spending much more time at home and begin to feel the need to pray more or in a different way, the reading of the Sacred Scriptures offers the opportunity to deep one’s faith and pray according to the mind of Jesus, through our daily pondering of his word.

This Lectio divina follows the program of readings, proposed by the liturgical calendar.  We recall the words of the disciples after they had spent time with Jesus on the road to Emmaus,

Did not our hearts burn as he spoke to us on the road
and explained the Scriptures to us? (Lk 24,32)

An explanation of Lectio Divina

Download Lectio Divina for November 2020 in EN/ES/IT below

  Lectio Divina November 2020 EN ePub
  Lectio Divina November 2020 EN Mobi
  Lectio Divina November 2020 EN PDF
  Lectio Divina Novembre 2020 IT ePub
  Lectio Divina Novembre 2020 IT Mobi
  Lectio Divina Novembre 2020 IT PDF
  Lectio Divina Noviembre 2020 ES ePub
  Lectio Divina Noviembre 2020 ES Mobi
  Lectio Divina Noviembre 2020 ES PDF
Lectio Divina: Luke 14:1,7-11

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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."