Vatican City, Nov 6, 2013 / 09:37 am
The American Bible Society has released a new study guide on how to pray Lectio Divina with the hope that the manual's readers will obtain a deeper appreciation for the Word of God.
"It has made me appreciate the Bible much more first of all. I think that for me it's a way of anchoring my prayer in the word of God that is transmitted to us through the Bible," Fr. Stephan Pisano told CNA in an Oct. 30 interview.
Fr. Pisano, a Jesuit priest from California who has been teaching at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome the past thirty years, was one of those presenting on the new book "Pray With the Bible, Meditate With the Word," at the Oct. 30 release.
The book, written by Fr. Gabriel Mestre, is an initiative of the American Bible Society based in New York City, and offers guidelines for using a traditional method of praying with Sacred Scripture called Lectio Divina.