Fifteen chapters lead the reader gently and reflectively from recognising the word of God in our experience towards hearing lectio with an Irish accent. In between, there are reflections on the stages of lectio, on lectio in the Bible itself, and – searchingly – on lectio and the homily. Chapters on ‘Jesus Yesterday and Today’ and ‘The Full Extent of His Love: Lectio and the Eucharist’ ensure that this is a book that will deeply nurture the spiritual life of readers.
A native of County Kerry, Brendan Clifford entered the Dominican Order in 1959, receiving his theological education in Ireland and the USA. He has ministered in Trinidad, in Lisbon, and in Ireland in a variety of roles, including serving as student master and, earlier, as vicar provincial. In recent years he has been based in the Dominican Biblical Institute in Limerick, concentrating on promoting lectio divina.
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Since it first appeared, Flor McCarthy has listened closely to the comments and advice of priests who used this book. As a result, this new revision of New Sunday & Holy Day Liturgies contains a lot of new material, including...