Available August 20, 2020
Recommended for Grade 7–Adult
Life of Christ, Lectio Divina Journal Companion is a video series that accompanies the journal to assist participants in the practice of lectio divina— the habit of prayerfully reading Scripture.
As you use the journal and open your mind and heart to the Holy Spirit, you will begin to experience a closer relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ. These companion videos will help you encounter the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in His Person. For each Scripture passage in the Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal, there are three segments:
1) Open the Scriptures
To aid you in unpacking the Scripture, various priests from around the world read the passage and offer commentary. Participating priests include Fr. Kyle Kowalczyk, Fr. Benedict Croell, OP, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, Fr. Henry Cuellar, Jr., Fr. Nathanael Block, Fr. Jim Morrison, Fr. Dan Westermann, Fr. Jude T. DeAngelo, Fr. Aaron Becker, Fr. John Sica, Fr. Randy Sly, Fr. Ricardo Pineda, CPM, Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM, Fr. Gary Koenigsknecht, Fr. Gordon Reigle, Fr. John Muir, Fr. Don Kline, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Fr. Mark Thelen, L.C., Fr. Greg Gerhart, Fr. Jim Boland, Fr. Patrick Beneteau, Fr. Mark Poulin, Fr. Paul Kim, Fr. Toby Lees, Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht, Fr. Joseph Alobaidi, OP, Fr. Mike Brungardt, Fr. Matt Lowry, Fr. Luke Wilgenbusch, Fr. Tim Anasto, Fr. Pieter Van Rooyen, and Fr. Chris Fraser, JCL
2) Encounter Beauty
The Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal contains 78 religious images that capture the Gospel passage. Renowned art historian, Dr. Elizabeth Lev, offers engaging commentary on these beautiful, rich treasures. Dr. Elizabeth Lev is a transplanted U.S. art historian with degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Bologna. She has been working as a tour guide in Rome for over 20 years and teaching at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She loves Rome—its history, art, cuisine, and people— and is happiest in its many churches and museums. Liz is the author of 4 books and has commented on art and the papacy for several television networks. Her latest project was hosting a radio show for BBC’s Heart and Soul on Leonardo da Vinci! She is also a certified sommelier, so cheers!
3) Live as a Disciple of Christ
All of us meet people who are just good — and they bring joy to us. For this segment, the Sisters and other disciples offer their own reflections on the Gospel and witness to us the joy of the Gospel.
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