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Monastery Scribes: Writing from the Heart

Monastery Scribes: Writing from the Heart

What do you say, let’s take a chance and write from our hearts. Let’s do it using the ancient Benedictine practice of Lectio Divina. Let’s read a poem together, reflect on it, respond to it in writing, carry it in our hearts, and give it flesh in our daily lives. Let’s do it for three weeks and see what happens.

Mary Lou Kownacki, coordinator of Monasteries of the Heart, will facilitate the process. Along with some published works, she has a certificate in group spiritual direction from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.

If you become a monastery scribe, you will receive three poems a week (sacred reading), along with reflection questions (meditation), a writing prompt (prayer), a suggested way to rest in the word (contemplation) and a daily practice that can make a difference to you and to others (Incarnation).

Begins May 13, concludes May 31