WYD organizers issue ‘lectio divina’ for delegates

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Feb. 28, 2013—Organizers of the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD) have released “Lectio Divina” (translated as “Divine Readings”) for delegates to study as part of their preparation for the global youth gathering.

Printable handouts on meditation are accessible through the portal http://www.rio2013.com/en/get-ready under the “Lectio Divina” page. At least two handouts themed “The Master who loves you” and “The Master who calls you,” are already made available for download at the portal.

According to Fr. Arnaldo Rodrigues, director of the Pastoral Preparation for WYD 2013 which Brazil will host on July, groups of delegates who will attend the WYD can organize a gathering to read the “Lectio Divina” and pray together.

Rodrigues urged priests to inform parish youth about the “Lectio Divina” and encouraged them to use the handouts in preparation for attending WYD.

“It’s a way for the young to participate in the organization of the Journey. It is also a way to speak and pray in the same intention, to prepare equally… This channel is more a tool for the WYD…, ” he said.

The handouts on “Lectio Divina” include praise and worship hymns, invocation, Biblical Readings, and various points and questions for reflection. (YouthPinoy)

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