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Sustained Lectio Divina Experience
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Contact Tim Goldman, 515-745-9842 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is an invitation to those already experienced in the method of Lectio Divina.

Come journey more deeply into the method of sustained Lectio Divina as described in the book Lectio Matters by Mary Margaret Funk, OSB. Sustained Lectio is a way of life, which Sister Meg calls “a culture of God consciousness”. where Lectio is what we do “whenever we are not doing something else”.

In the book, Lectio Divina is presented as prayer using the revelatory texts of scripture, nature or experience. Sister Meg provides us with accounts from her own life experience as she used the voices of the text: literal, symbolic, moral and mystical as received through her senses: logical, intuitive, personal and spiritual. She shares with us the questions she asked and the work that she did to encounter God as revealed through the book of Jonah.


Moses before the burning bush is a powerful metaphor for how we approach sustained Lectio. We remove our sandals and our being bows before the living God.

In our journey through the book and into our practice of sustained Lectio we will meet at first on a weekly basis July 20 through September 14 and then as often as our group decides to meet.

Facilitator: Tim Goldman, commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina.  Tim has also completed training with Sister Meg in the method of sustained Lectio Divina.

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Location St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
1020 24th Street
West Des Moines
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