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Lectio Divina Year C 2016, Meanings, Lectio Divina Year B 2015, Lectio Divina Year A 2017

Liturgical Year C - Meditating on the Gospel of Luke

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Liturgical Year C

The liturgical year begins with First Sunday of Advent, which starts four Sundays before Christmas (December 25). In this Liturgical year which begins on the 29th of November , 2015, Circle C, the Church meditates on the Gospel of Luke  and uses it for most of Sunday readings  (St. Matthew for Circle A and St. Mark for Circle B).

Sunday's Themes in Liturgical Year B

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Liturgical years B - Starts on 27 Nov, 2011 and ends on Dec 1, 2012

The Church provides a three-year circle for Sunday readings starting with the season of Advent, four weeks before Christmas day. Each liturgical year, the Church centers on one of the synoptic Gospels (Year A – Matthew, Year B – Mark, Year C – Luke). John is read in each year in the major seasons of Christmas, Lent, and Easter. Therefore, this year, each theme of Sunday and festival's readings is based on the the Gospel of Mark.

LITURGICAL YEAR B - THE GOSPEL OF MARK

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The liturgical year begins with First Sunday of Advent, which starts four Sundays before Christmas (December 25). In this Liturgical year which begins on the 27 of November, 2011, Circle B, the Church meditates on the Gospel of Mark and uses it for most of Sunday readings  (St. Mattthew for Circle A and St. Luke for Circle C). St. John, who appears several times in the Liturgy of the Word of almost all three years, is offered in a special way during the time of the Lord's Passion.

The Authors of Lectio Divina

 Fr. CARLOS MESTERS, O.Carm.

Fr. Carlos was born in the Netherlands on 20 October 1931. In 1949, while he was still a student in the Carmelite minor seminary, he and seven other companions went to Brazil in order to become missionaries.

What is Lectio Divina?

"Lectio Divina", a Latin term, means "divine reading" and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. In the 12th century, a Carthusian monk called Guigo, described the stages which he saw as essential to the practice of Lectio Divina. There are various ways of practicing Lectio Divina either individually or in groups but Guigo's description remains fundamental.

Lectio Divina March 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for March 2017

Support for Persecuted Christians.
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

Lectio Divina March - Marzo - Marzo 2017

Lectio Divina January 2017

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The Pope's Prayer Intentions for January 2017

Christian Unity. 

That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

Lectio Divina January - Enero - Genaio 2017

Lectio Divina December 2016

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The Pope's Prayer Intentions for December 2016

Universal: End to Child-Soldiers - That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.

Evangelization: Europe - That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.

Lectio Divina December - Diciembre - Dicembre 2016

Lectio Divina November 2016

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for November

Universal: Countries Receiving Refugees - That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity. 

Evangelization: Collaboration of Priests and Laity - That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to the temptation of discouragement.

Lectio Divina October 2016

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Pope's prayer intentions for October 2016

Universal: Journalists - That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

Evangelization: World Mission Day - That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

Lectio Divina October - Octubre - Ottobre 2016

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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.

 



by Dr. Radut