Joan Chittister Book Discussion


Chapter 3: Prayer and Lectio

Prayer and Lectio: The Center and Centrifuge of Life

1. Sister Joan says of Benedictine prayer: “It is regular. It is universal. It is converting. It is reflective. It is communal.” She notes that Benedictine prayer is based on the Psalms and Scripture. Then, on page 37, she lists the implications of this prayer life for our spirituality.

React to one or more of these statements. What, if anything, do they mean to your present spiritual life?

2. Sister Joan writes: “I pray to become a better human being, not to become better at praying.” In what ways can taking time to listen and to pray help you to become a better human being?

Please share your reflections here.

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