Praying the Word of God

The Use of Lectio Divina


Charles Dumont OCSO

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0150-4

LENGTH: 28 pages

Fairacres Publications 132


With the Bible at hand, Christians have for centuries nurtured their relationship with God through the tradition of ‘lectio divina’ or praying the Word of God.

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Christians have over the centuries maintained a dialogue with God, the Bible in their hands, whereby God speaks and the believer listens, and a deep relationship is nurtured. The technical and historical term for this way of reading the Bible and praying the Word of God, ‘lectio divina’ or ‘holy reading’, would not be recognised by many today who practise it faithfully in their life of prayer. Pere Dumont traces the history of ‘lectio divina’, focussing on its primary and fundamental meaning: the Bible read and received as ‘a word coming from the mouth of God’.

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28 pages


Charles Dumont OCSO



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


The Use of Lectio Divina


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Author Bio

Père Charles Dumont OCSO (1918 - 2009) was a monk of Scourmont Abbey in Belgium and was arguably the foremost twentieth-century scholar of St Aelred. Among his published works are the book ‘Pathways to Peace’ on the teaching of St Bernard, and numerous articles on St Bernard and St Aelred and on Cistercian spirituality. He gave conferences at monasteries in Europe and the USA.

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