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Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God

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In the Gospel of John Jesus directs us, Abide in me, as I abide in you. This book is an invitation to make the Word of God your home through the practice of lectio divina. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, encourages you to turn the words of Scripture over in your heart as a plough turns over the soil to welcome the seed.

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Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Liturgical Press (first published August 31st 2011)
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Patti Clement
Loved this book! Wonderful explanation of lectio divina and how to's on how to abide in the word.
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Beautiful and poetic reflections on Scripture passages by a Benedictine sister I would call a contemporary mystic.
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She is amazing and this book uses lectio divina to pray through scriptures. Have been using it the last few months as a devotion and can't say enough about her insights, heart and the gentle way she speaks truth.
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The perfect choice for my Lenten reading this year. One visit isn't enough. I'll return each year.
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Macrina Wiederkehr is an author and spiritual guide and a Benedictine monastic of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She travels throughout the US and Canada as a retreat director. In her retreats seekers are guided through experiences of silence, contemplation, and faith sharing.
“O Tree of God—Tree of Life, In the gift of your shade, I stand, my heart raised to your Creator. Your branches call me to reach out in all directions to many people. Your branches remind me of the sheltering arms of God. Your roots call me to be rooted in all that is good and nourishing. Your roots ask me to spend time in the ground of my being. Teach me, like you, to praise God in the silence of my being. Help me to surrender unnecessary words. Draw me, like a magnet, into the abiding love of God. And when it is time for me to die, teach me to die gracefully and joyfully. Teach me to let go as you let go of your leaves each autumn. In living and in dying, teach me to praise God by living well and dying well. May it come to pass!” 4 likes
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