Our Lectio Divina group meets every Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m., and is attended by people from the Marblehead area as well as Old Northers. Lectio Divina is Latin for “divine reading,” “spiritual reading,” or “holy reading” and represents a method of prayer and scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and provide special spiritual insights. The principles of lectio divina were expressed around the year 220 and later practiced by Catholic monks, especially the monastic rules of Sts. Pachomius, Augustine, Basil, and Benedict.
At Old North, we pair scripture readings with poetry, which is unique, but very thought provoking. We read the passages in community, meditate in three 7-minute intervals, and at the end of the 21 minute meditation, we share our responses and reflections with one another.