Is Lectio in the CCC?


Is "lectio" in the CCC?

And if it is, give me the pages or paragraphs, THANKS!


I see only two mentions:


The hymns and litanies of the Liturgy of the Hours integrate the prayer of the psalms into the age of the Church, expressing the symbolism of the time of day, the liturgical season, or the feast being celebrated. Moreover, the reading from the Word of God at each Hour (with the subsequent responses or troparia) and readings from the Fathers and spiritual masters at certain Hours, reveal more deeply the meaning of the mystery being celebrated, assist in understanding the psalms, and prepare for silent prayer. The lectio divina, where the Word of God is so read and meditated that it becomes prayer, is thus rooted in the liturgical celebration.


Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion, and desire. This mobilization of faculties is necessary in order to deepen our convictions of faith, prompt the conversion of our heart, and strengthen our will to follow Christ. Christian prayer tries above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in lectio divina or the rosary. This form of prayerful reflection is of great value, but Christian prayer should go further: to the knowledge of the love of the Lord Jesus, to union with him.



How did you find it?



Google is my friend. :slight_smile:


Google sure helps :)

You can also go to the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church website and they have an amazing search function for the CCC.

It truly rocks! :D




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How did you find it?



Here's a link to the alphabetical text search. Just click on the letter that starts the word you're looking. It will bring up an alphabetical listing of every word in the CCC that starts with that letter. Find the word you're after and click on it. It will bring up every occurance (brief phrase) of that word. To the left of the phrase is information on where it occurs. If you want to read the extended text, just click on the paragraph number (immediately to the left of the phrase text).




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