The Word Among Us

Easter 2011 Issue

Face-to-Face with the Gospel

Discovering the Blessings of Lectio Divina

By: Craig E. Morrison, OCarm

Face-to-Face with the Gospel: Discovering the Blessings of Lectio Divina by Craig E. Morrison, OCarm

What should I do?” The question came during the hour of lectio divina—prayerful reading of the Bible—that I have led for many years in the parish of San Martino, in Rome, where I live. The questioner was intense; she wanted an answer from us. She wanted an answer from God.

Our lectio that evening, from the Acts of the Apostles, had focused on the story of the traveling Ethiopian eunuch who is reading a...


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