Outside of Mass who reads or hears Sacred Scripture


#1

I’m just curious, besides hearing Sacred Scripture read at Mass who here reads or hears Sacred Scripture at other times.

We have a weekly Bible Study and I also read the Liturgy of the Hours some days. I may also hear or read it online while researching.

Was just curious.


#2

Me.

I attend a bi-weekly Bible study
I occasionally pray some of the Liturgy of the Hours
I try to read the Bible often, though I need to get back into the habit again.


#3

I’ve been reading a lot lately, and am making it a regular thing. I find that it’s not only a better way of keeping myself occupied than most of my former pastimes, but I’m enjoying it a lot too.

I’m interested in joining a Bible study group or something similar, so I shall look into that in the future.


#4

I try to read the Sunday Mass readings the night before, at least the morning of. I pray with Scripture daily, but that’s usually a paracopy or just a verse or two. I would love to study Scripture more but it’s difficult. I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire in the studying department.


#5

Make sure it is a GOOD TRUE Catholic group


#6

Part of my time at Adoration is reading scripture. I have found, after doing this for years, that something will cause me to randomly open the bible, and find to my utter amazement that the particular text I opened to is somehow exactly tailored to a particular problem I am currently addressing.

The Spirit works in some really interesting wsys.

I also hold periodic “Bible Studies” with the Catholics and certain other Christians at work. I generally find something appropriate (Little Rock etc) and add relevant sections from CCC and Bible Study notes and send out a weekly packet.

Blessings,
Stephie


#7

I read the Mass readings for each day and then read a brief commentary on them. I also read the Bible as part of my daily Office.

There are lots of good books to assist with lectio divina. I particularly like the ones which offer historical context, explanations, and texts from the saints and the CCC.

And sometimes, I read the Bible simply because I love the stories. The story of Jonah sulking still makes me laugh and Tobit is like reading a short comic opera.


#8

I read my Magnificat every night before I go to sleep. When I was in RCIA, my MIL set up a gift subscription for me, and it’s been so worthwhile.


#9

Reading scripture IS my daily devotion…usually start with daily Mass readings, then just work my way through the Gospel…occasionally like to just open the book, point to a passage, and take it from there!


#10

I read Scripture every day on my own. I’m working my way through the narrative books of the Bible (currently on Genesis 22). I’m also part of a Bible study, and we are working our way through Luke. My wife and I pray the Compline office of the Liturgy of the Hours, so we also read the Psalms every day, as well as a brief reading, typically from the epistles.


#11

I read the readings before daily Latin Mass and then whatever bible study I am doing which currently is Saved by Fr. Mitch Pacwa. I also do a weekly study of the OF Sunday Mass readings provided by Dr. Brant Pitre and finally a Scriptual Rosasry each day.


#12

Due to a serious character flaw, I have collected/accumulated about various 40 bibles. Some are for reference (typically the 66 book non-Catholic bibles), but others are essentially daily readers. I also receive the daily readings email from the USCCB, and will either read the readings in my own bible, or listen to the audio file of the readings. Often, I read the Gospel passages that accompany the mysteries of the Rosary.

I am guessing that not many know this, but a plenary indulgence is granted monthly for daily scripture reading, under the normal conditions (Confession and Eucharist).


#13

40 bibles!
That is interesting…all in one language,Po18guy?
Do you choose them by any special criteria ?
Or it just happened and you love them?


#14

I’m a sucker for a good deal. I have two in Spanish, one of them being a mid-60s Papal Edition. The rest are all in English, ranging from an 1845 KJV that was given to me, a late 1800s KJV with family history, to the Catholic Edition of the New Living Translation, printed last month. I just love the scriptures and to see a nice used bible languishing on a bookshelf doesn’t sit well with me. Some I have bought for the purpose of giving them away.

I have numerous translations, as I believe that each comes close to the bulls eye. By reading several translations, I can ‘bracket’ the bulls eye and perhaps get a better feeling for a particular book, letter or passage. Even DW agrees that there are far worse hobbies to have.

Tuesday at a local Goodwill store, I found a leather-bound 1914 Douay-Rheims in unbelievably well preserved condition. Gold embossed cover with a painting of our Lord, and gilt-edged pages. i was prepared to pay as much as the usual $2 :wink: but the cashier said “99 cents” AYKM?

Yeah, I’m hooked.


#15

Yes! The Bible has trapped you!
I also like to read from different ones for Bible study,.I get what you mean by bracket the bull’s eyes
Do you find significant difference in such a variety ?
Is there one you prefer over the other ones to study from?
Maybe I ll just read your new thread on Bibles…
Thank you!


#16

I do a weekly hour-long Bible discussion via Skype with a friend I’ve known for 20 plus years. And another friend of mine discuss the Scriptures on a daily basis.


#17

Yes, I read 1 Peter yesterday but sometimes find myself going a week or two without reading any.

I’ve never been to a Bible study before.


#18

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