America on Lectio Divina: An ancient practice made new

In the March 9 issue of America Patrick and Claudette McDonald make the case that married couples should cultivate the ancient practice of lectio divina to ground their relationship in Gods love. Over the years, America has published several articles on lectio divina. A selection appears below:

Ever Ancient, Ever New: Lectio divina is not just for monastics anymore.
John B. Klassen  September 29, 2008

Reading in the Season of Lent
Lawrence S. Cunningham  February 19, 2007

Lectio Divina
Daniel J. Harrington  March 31, 2003

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