Benedict XVI: Encourages Contemplative Practice Lectio Divina

ROME, MAY 28, 2009 (Zenit.org) – Laypeople are not merely the clergy’s collaborators, but rather share in the responsibility of the Church’s ministry, says Benedict XVI.

The Pope called on the laity to become more aware of their role when he inaugurated Tuesday an ecclesial conference for the Diocese of Rome on “Church Membership and Pastoral Co-responsibility.” The conference is under way through Friday.

“There should be a renewed becoming aware of our being Church and of the pastoral co-responsibility that, in the name of Christ, all of us are called to carry out,” the Holy Father said. This co-responsibility should advance “respect for vocations and for the functions of consecrated persons and laypeople,” he added….

He further encouraged that laypeople draw close to sacred Scripture, through means such as lectio divina. Click here to read this entire article.

For more information on lectio divina, click here.

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