Lectio Divina: A Friendly Exploration of Quaker Writings

with Barbara "Shulamith" Clearbridge
September 2, 2021 - October 7, 2021
Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.


Lectio divina, latin for “divine reading,” is a way of slowly reading and contemplating a brief text. The intention is that the meaning of the text penetrates us deeply; we really feel it.

Participants will use this creative process to explore spiritual writings with the intention to increase insight, resonance, and absorption. This exploration of lectio divina will include listening, responding, discussing, contemplating, and worship sharing. The individual contemplation times can be used for journaling, drawing, or another creative practice.

We will use one brief reading each week. Sources will be from historical and modern Friends of diverse backgrounds and ages. Older texts, such as the first reading from Margaret Fell, will be read in their original form and in modern language, as well.

Participants will leave this workshop with the tools to practice lectio divina in their individual and communal contexts.

Registration is welcome for the full series, or (coming soon!) individual sessions. Click here for more information.