Finding Joy in Eating: Lectio with Food

Finding Joy in Eating: Lectio with Food

Lectio Divina is traditionally recognized as slow, meditative reading that leads to prayer. Lectio with food is a slow, meditative encounter with food—preparing it, sharing it and eating it—that also can lead to prayer. Such mindfulness creates in us a posture of gratitude for the earth that sustains us and joy in the experience of "juicy rich foods and pure choice wine." Is. 25:6

This Monasteries of the Heart eCourse will invite us to mindfulness around the basic, everyday action of eating. It is a physical necessity for survival. Whether we eat alone or with others, eating is a communal act. But can our lectio with food bring us to an awareness of the spiritual gifts of food? Can it awaken in us a connection to justice issues around food? Create in us a deeper connection to our earth? Two of the four co-facilitators share their brief reflections in these videos.

Finding Joy in Eating: Lectio with Food will be facilitated by: (left to right)
• Linda Romey, OSB, Monasteries of the Heart Staff
• Val Luckey, OSB, Early Childhood Educator
• Mary Beth Peterseim, RN, Infirmarian, Mount St. Benedict Monastery
• Sharon Piano, MS RD LDN, Registered Dietitian

Date: 
September 9, 2019 to September 27, 2019