The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
April 23, 2014 • Diocese of St. Augustine

The Diocese is St. Augustine is blessed to have the services of Brother Ricardo Grzona, frp, and Deacon Santiago Molina presenting two, all-day workshops in English and Spanish on Lectio Divina.

Lectio divina is an ancient art form, practiced at one time by all Christians. It is a slow, contemplative way of praying the Scriptures which enables the Bible, the Word of God, to become a means of union with God. This ancient practice has been kept alive in the Christian monastic tradition, and is one of the precious treasures of Benedictine monastics.

Together with the Liturgy and daily manual labor, time set aside in a special way for lectio divina enables us to discover in our daily life an underlying spiritual rhythm. Within this rhythm we discover an increasing ability to offer more of ourselves and our relationships to the Father, and to accept the embrace that God is continuously extending to us in the person of his Son Jesus Christ.

To learn more, click here for the “Four Basic Steps to Lectio Divina.”
The workshops are:

Saturday, August 2
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Palm Coast

Sunday, August 3
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish in the Cody Enrichment Center, Jacksonville

Register by July 29 with $10 registration fee (includes lunch). Participants should bring a Bible. To secure a spot or for more information, call Erin McGeever, M.A., M.Ed., director of Christian Formation or email:

Consultations also in Spanish with Alba Orozco by emailing: or visit: