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Theology: Spirituality: Lectio Divina - Contemplative Reading

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The Latin phrase "lectio divina" means divine reading. It is a particular practice of prayerful meditative reading that the monastics developed in the early church. Christians today may find it useful for the discipline of deeply reflective reading or scripture and devotional material.

This link is a brief explanation of the process of lectio divina as it is typically practiced in monasteries of the Catholic Church.