lectio Divina

The main source of inspiration for Benedictine life is the Word of God, to which each monk or nun dedicates the quietest and most collected hours of the beginning and end of the day.

The LECTIO DIVINA is a precious means to reach the contemplation of divine things and to increase the desire for union with God in prayer. In Lectio divina the monk speaks sincerely with the Lord and above all he listens to him.

Lectio divina is a prayerful reading of the Word of God and is also enriched by reading the writings of the Church Fathers and spiritual authors of all times.

In Sacred Scripture the monk discovers the spiritual path of the soul. God meets him through his Word and the monk finds at the same time how he should respond to God.

Saint Gregory the Great used to say: "Scriptura cum legente crescit" - writing grows with the one who reads it - that is, the more one progresses in contemplation, the more the Scripture is understood.

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