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COMW November 20 Half Day Retreat
LECTIO DIVINA RETREAT led by Mike Potter
Focusing on applying the dynamics of Lectio Divina in Scripture and Daily Life.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have a change in presenters for our Nov. 20th Retreat.

Suggested program donation $25.
Please make your donation here: www.contemplativeoutreachofmarylandandwashington.org/donate/
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email providing instructions on how to join the Zoom retreat.

The classical term for reflection on scripture and other sacred texts is Lectio Divina. Practicing Lectio Divina through the exercise of the faculties – reading, reflecting, and responding that leads to resting in God – serves to balance the letting go of deliberate thinking during the periods of Centering Prayer.
From Theological Principle 8 Thomas Keating’s Commentary

The dynamic of the four moments of Lectio Divina also plays out in daily life as we realize that the stories of Holy Scripture are reflected in the stories of our own lives. This retreat will offer periods of Centering Prayer, an introduction to and practice of the monastic form of Lectio Divina, and then extending the application of Lectio Divina to our own lives through a guided meditation as we read the scriptures of our lives in a lectio manner and try to be attentive to what God is saying to us.
Please have paper and pen/pencil with you for journaling.

MIKE POTTER has been involved with Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. for the past nineteen years, is a commissioned presenter of both Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina workshops, and has led many workshops and retreats throughout the country featuring these contemplative spiritual practices. He has served on the Lectio Divina Service Team since 2006 and currently serves as Team Leader. Mike is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and serves as a hospice chaplain with Methodist Alliance Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee.

Nov 20, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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